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Ovine Proclivities

I'm glad to see The Times maintains the old standards of erudition:

Rachel Campbell-Johnston Arts Notebook Times Online

FOR MANY, mention of sheep summons ribald jokes and not romantic fantasies. They too have their roots in Theocritus. His homoerotic imaginings added spice to his poems. But I was amused to come across a scientific report into homosexual proclivities among ovines. They appeared to have a biological basis in rams. But how will we ever know for ewes? The female, apparently, when she wants to elicit interest, stands perfectly still. Who knows how many ewes are out there waiting patiently for a same-sex partner?

So horny ewes just stand there looking blank - that explains a lot about the Welsh...



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