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From: Alastair Reynolds <areynold@estsa2.estec.esa.nl>
Subject: Re: (whorl) These are the jokes, pt. 2; more inhumi mysteries
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 14:32:48 +0200 (MET DST)

another joke in OBW:

When one of the sailors from Dorp (the community with a Dutch-type 
feel to it) meets Horn and Seawrack, he addresses Seawrack as 
"mer-frau" (ie sea-lady). It's a sort of joke because what he actually 
says, rather than what Horn thinks he says, is presumably the identical 
sounding "mevrouw" which is simply a polite Dutch way of addressing a 

Not hilarious, but worth a mention I thought...


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