more Dave's than women - was Re: Ancient History

Andrew Black andrew-perl08 at
Sun May 18 23:12:11 BST 2008

Andrew Black wrote:
> On Thu, May 01, 2008 at 12:35:05PM +0100, Steve Mynott wrote:
>> Photos of which appear at
> And the  Dave > Women assertion was true

I am curious about the origin of the phrase "more Dave's than women".
I thought it was a reference to the shadow cabinet when David Cameron 
became leader.

But the following quote suggests it is older than that
 > Re more Daves than women: that is known at CMU as the
 > Dave-to-girl ratio.  It was a big event when the
 > campus ratio finally dropped below 1.

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