Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Martin signing off

Broadband on the blink most of yesterday, so we missed Martin's last guest blog.

Apparently it would have contained something about ovicide, genocide (he's finishing a book on Rwanda) and being hungover (the kind of hangover where as a hostess, all you can do is put plenty of food within reach throughout the day and leave them to it). It was a very laid back day, ending with a spectacular lightning storm.

Ovicide - that's the killing of sheep. I didn't ask too many questions...

2 comments:

paddy said...

I like "vespacide" - sounds like the killing of irritating teenagers and the scooters upon which they ride, but it's actually the killing of wasps.

And "ovicide" apparently can mean the killing of sheep OR of eggs. Where's the connection there, I wonder..?

Orlaith said...

I've never heard of vespacide before - the sound of the word is perfect for representing the killing of wasps (or teenagers)!

So the plot thickens with 'ovicide'. Curious. I've got weird genetic mutation images going around in my head now; wooly eggs, lambs being grown in matrix-style farms...