I did it the other direction but it works even better backwards: what does James Joyce have in common with a Purdue student?
...Bad friends, is what. However, Joyce had a better outcome and a very different venue.
Of course, that's just one example; the Brits had weirder than that. And,t come the next century, got odder still!
The idea returned later; when thing settled down, they found a new life. Eventually, one of the persons doing that decided he'd make new country.
And here's the thing: the endpoints of this arc are both in my blog.
T. R. MCELROY'S STREAMLINED TELEGRAPH KEYS
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