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Chicken Charlie Folklore: One man's Mede is another man's Persian (25) RE: Help: Half-remembered joke 06 Jul 01


"Mithridates, he died old."

Acc. to Greek legend, Mith. dosed himself with small amounts of various poisons and thereby acquired immunity. First line is "Terence, this is stupid stuff," is it not?

One man's mead is another man's poison easily warped into "one man's Mede is another man's Persian" from the reiterated line in the book of Daniel about "the law of the Medes and the Persians, which altereth not."

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