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 Y - Yahoos


Yahoos: The counterpart of human beings, as met by Captain Lemuel Gulliver in his fourth travel as recorded in Jonathan Swift's 'Gulliver's travels'.

It may be claimed with some reason that a rational educated man has read Gulliver's Travels (and that he who hasn't isn't), and it may be remarked that it is widely believed - among specialists - that Captain Gulliver based his study on the Dutch.



See also: History, Ordinary men, Stupidity, The UnDutchables.


rneboe, Chamfort, Swift, Rochefoucauld, White

 Original: Dec 30, 2004                                                Last edited: 12 December 2011.   Top