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March 8th, 2008, 06:33 PM
There is a sentence:"God's hooks, Brian, why do you worry so much about the point? It's only effeminate Spaniards and Italians that use it -- mainly because they don't have the strength or courage for a good chop。" He swung an imaginary sword in a mighty arc。 "Hah! Parry that, you Estebans and Julios!"

Who are Estebans and Julio and Julios?from legends or real people?thanks.

March 9th, 2008, 06:34 PM
I've never heard that, maybe just generic Spanish or Italian names? Where is the quote from?

March 9th, 2008, 07:59 PM
it is from the book"The drawing of the dark",a story in 16 century.

March 9th, 2008, 08:39 PM
I imagine catsrule1 has it right.

It's just another way of saying "Parry that, you Spaniards and Italians!"

March 9th, 2008, 10:10 PM
From "The Drawing of the Dark" by Tim Powers? (I didn't know, I had to google it, just for honesty's sake.) I have never heard of that phrase, I assume they were generic names. Interesting though, please let us know if you find out otherwise.