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But a good cigar is a smoke

Posted by Smokey Stover on June 14, 2006

In Reply to: SOMETIMES A CIGAR IS JUST A CIGAR posted by Smokey Stover on June 14, 2006

: : Dear experts,

: : What is the current implication of the cliche attributed to Sigmund Freud SOMETIMES A CIGAR IS JUST A CIGAR?

: : Thank you,
: : Yuri

: Try the search box for Sometimes a cigar. The current implication depends on who's saying it and why. Mostly, it means don't assume that a cigar (or something else) is necessarily a sexual symbol. Sometimes it's just a cigar (or something else). But it also enables people to make introduce a joke about Monica Lewinsky, if they are easily amused. See, as one of several, bulletin_board/40 messages 388.html
: SS

More, if you can stand it.

Departmental Ditties and Other Verses:
The Betrothed.

"You must choose between me and your cigar."
- Breach of Promise Case, circa 1885.

Rudyard Kipling

OPEN the old cigar-box, get me a Cuba stout,
For things are running crossways, and Maggie and I are out.

We quarrelled about Havanas-we fought o'er a good cheroot,
And I knew she is exacting, and she says I am a brute.


Open the old cigar-box-let me consider anew-
Old friends, and who is Maggie that I should abandon you?

A million surplus Maggies are willing to bear the yoke;
And a woman is only a woman, but a good Cigar is a Smoke.

Light me another Cuba-I hold to my first-sworn vows.
If Maggie will have no rival, I'll have no Maggie for Spouse!

Do you like Kipling? SS