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Posted 16 October 2004 - 07:30 PM

I thought I would share what I learned:

"Whipping - The lash has been used since before the Middle Ages. In the ancient days, whips and scourges were often used to flay the wrong - doer open, eventually resulting in sepsis, loss of blood, and death. Whips were later developed to punish a person severely. Not until 1948 was judicial flogging abolished in Britain. The English Vice (Ian Gibson, Gerald Duckworth & Co., London) is a wonderful book for those wanting more information."

"Judicial flogging was used to castigate sex offenders, especially 'flashers'. Punishment was often with a cat o nine tails. The suggestion that flogging and especially birching might arouse sexual interests in either the punished or the executioner put flogging off of the punishment books for good."

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I generally avoid temptation, unless I can't resist it.

"Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses." ~Allophones Karr

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 09:35 AM

interesting post Reny,
did you know that the birch is still used on the Isle of Mann as a very good deterent for crime,
I was talking about this with dolly a while ago, and she pondered

'do you think they give the birch for shoplifting?'

I realy have to wonder at times,

We could learn a lot from crayons:
some are sharp, some are pretty, some
are dull, some have weird names, and
all are different colors but they all
have to

learn to live in the same box.

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