You say that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We also have a custom: when men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them. Build your funeral pyre; beside it, my carpenters will build a gallows. You may follow your custom. And then we will follow ours.
Charles Napier, British army Commander-in-chief in India when meeting complaints regarding the abolition of suttee
Thinking about Jakes laugh makes me auto-happy