Onions (was Re: DWJ birthday card(s))

Charles Butler hannibal at thegates.fsbusiness.co.uk
Fri Aug 20 06:19:08 EDT 2004


> > Hopefully the words 'displacement activity' will be sufficient and I
> > won't need to give detailed descriptions of my attempts to find
> > mention of Odysseus eating an onion.
>
> <perks up at the sign of the words 'displacement activity'>

Actually, you could argue that the Odyssey is *the* great poem of
displacement activity. If Homer had called it 'On not getting round to going
to Ithaca yet' this would be clearer...

Charlie

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