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Re: Fiddling while Rome burns--Reply to LCC

Posted by Bluebaron on December 09, 1999

In Reply to: Re: Fiddling while Rome burns posted by LCC - Learned Contributions Committee on December 09, 1999

: : In this case, the fiddling is euphemistic, but the burning actual. Refers to the Emperor Nero, who "fiddled around" while Rome actually was burning.

: For such erudition we may award a prize, but not yet.

: I have a direct modern equivalent 'Pissing down with rain'

...the riposte, while witty, is more rude than erudite, I humbly submit...and much too literal

: In this case, the pissing is euphemistic, but the raining actual. Refers to the fact that the rain is falling in steady streams and not a series of separated droplets.