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June 22nd, 2009 (10:11 pm)

According to QI, Nelson's famous last words were in fact "Drink, drink, fan, fan, rub, rub."


I can see why "Kiss me, Hardy", "Kismet, Hardy" and "I have done my duty" are much more well known. Though wrong. (Apparently, he was thirsty, hot and his chest hurt.)


Posted by: MoragMacpherson (moragmacpherson)
Posted at: June 22nd, 2009 09:34 pm (UTC)

I checked the fine and venerable wiki article on it, and apparently the man had last words like Jesus had last words. (JC managed seven last words, most of which were actually phrases). Then again, at the end of a man's life, it's a tough order to demand brevity.

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