Thursday, January 29, 2009

Master of Masters

Here is a folk tale type that makes explicit use of the act of naming and the need for a common vocabulary: The Master Who Gave Strange Names To the Thing In His House


Mary B said...

Lucky for the old gentleman that the girl was a quick learner or he would have lost white-faced simminy and high topper mountain to hot cockalorum.

witch girl said...

Amen Mary. it blows my mind how our perception of something can change the whole way someone else interprets it. i once heard about some people from england who come over here to take pictures of the jiffy lube because i believe in england that means something unmentionable. i got the biggest laugh from hearing that but i guess i would be the same way in their shoes.