N.B.: This is today’s second post of three.
I have known for ages and ages that Oscar Wilde was imprisoned for homosexual acts following his unsuccessful libel suit against the Marquess of Queensberry, disapproving father of Alfred, Lord Douglas, Wilde’s inamorato. The Marquess left a calling card for Wilde on February 18, 1895, on which he called Wilde a “posing Sodomite” (or perhaps accused him of “posing as a Sodomite”the handwriting is unclear).
What I never knew until this very eveningwhy does no one tell me anything?is that the Marquess of Queensberry didn’t actually call Wilde a “posing Sodomite”; he called him a “posing Somdomite.”
You can see the calling card here.
If somebody called me a Somdomite I would sue him for libel too.
Actually, I would sue him for double libel, because I am not a Somdomite; I am a camtamite.
I mean catamite.