Look it’s perfectly simple. What is wrong with you people. Back in the early 19th century formal meals were several hours long, lavish affairs with scores of courses and dozens of servants. The first course served was soup. Thus “From the first course…” = "From soup… " = “From the beginning.” After all the other courses were served the servants would come out and STABALLTHEGUESTSWITHGREATLONGSHINYKNIVES!
you’re right Euty they just don’t get it.
Signitorily yours, Mr John
" Pardon me while I have a strange interlude." -Marx
[ Note from CKDextHavn: Mr John’s original note had all that stuff in upper case with no spaces; it was causing scrolling problems, so I have edited in a few spaces in hopes that solves the problem. ]
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