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    Default the wrong track...

    so it seems I was on the wrong track ...
    still an interesting one !
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    Livia, the scheming wife of Augustus Caesar, would slip Spanish fly into food hoping to inspire her guests to some indiscretion with which she could later blackmail them.
    Henry IV(1050-1106) is known to have consumed Spanish fly.

    Think I've been bitten by the Spanish-fly-bug !
    beste groeten - sincères salutations - kindest regards - atentamente - mit freundlichen Grüßen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank van den Eeden
    so it seems I was on the wrong track ...
    still an interesting one !
    e.g.
    Livia, the scheming wife of Augustus Caesar, would slip Spanish fly into food hoping to inspire her guests to some indiscretion with which she could later blackmail them.
    Henry IV(1050-1106) is known to have consumed Spanish fly.

    Think I've been bitten by the Spanish-fly-bug !
    Hi, Frank:

    I think I've been bitten by the same "bug": I was also on the wrong track. Thanks to Thomas and Vicente for their precise information: as Exx said, I wasn't aware of this idiom either. Nevertheless, as Vicente pointed out, the idiom has to be written with "the"; without it, the phrase is all the more confusing for someone who doesn't know it.

    Saludos

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