Golly gosh willickers, after years of sending Cecil (and co.) questions, you finally used one! And gave a thorough exegesis of why we’ll never know the answer. In http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/maugcensus.html , you tell me more than I knew before; though the question is basically unanswered, you explain why it can’t be, which is better than usual for Biblical research. Thanks Dex!
I’m going to e-mail all my relatives (who have e-mail) that I’m even more world famous. Thanks to Shockwave , a science fiction radio show now in its 23rd year, that dozens of people knew I was world famous. Now, thanks the The Straight Dope, several dozens of people know I’m world famous!
Previously, I was most famous for my interviews with Douglas Adams and Jesse Ventura. (You can hear the Ventura interview at http://www.romm.org/audio .) Now, another footnote gets added to my curriculum vita. Thanks again!
On the other hand, you spelled my name wrong. There is no period on my middle name: David E Romm. Not a big deal (lots of people get it wrong), but I have high standards for this site.
Anyway, good job on the research, and I will sleep better tonight knowing as much of the answer as possible.
[fixed coding error in url – your humble TubaDiva]