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  • YOU are requested, if you please,
    To note that here a people lives
    Referred to as the Portuguese ;
    A fact which naturally gives
    The funny man a good excuse
    To call his friend a Portugoose.

    MORAL

    Avoid the obvious, if you can,
    And never be a funny man.

    (Harry Graham : THE BABY'S BAEDEKER)

    February 9, 2009