Ramblings & ephemera

Somehow I don’t think she had

From Timothy Noah’s “Bush’s Fart-Joke Legacy” (Slate: 2 October 2006):

Legend has it that Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford, once farted in the presence of Queen Elizabeth I, whereupon he went into exile for seven years. On his return, the queen reputedly greeted, “My lord, we had quite forgot the fart.”

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