|Calista:||[x] wants you to know sth you may well already have known, namely, that anglo-saxon for 'walrus' is 'morse'|
|Calista:||why then we'le have to sell morsels at the restaurunt|
|me:||(can i tumbl a truncated v. of this?)|
|Calista:||tumbling anything truncated makes me think, unfortunately, of that flannery o'connor story|
That’s Alan on the right. discardingimages:
‘The Rutland Psalter’, England ca. 1260.
Four-Legged Human, Chief’s Son, Grandfather, Grandmother, Elder Brother, Cousin, Little Uncle, Beloved Uncle, Uncle of the Woods, Good Father, Great Father, Fur Father, Worthy Old Man, Twelve Men’s Strength, Tired One, Angry One, Big Hairy One, Honey Eater, Sticky Mouth, Honey Paws, Broad Foot, Golden Feet, Wrangler, Short Tail, Crooked Tail, Cat-Like Creature, Old Porcupine, Black Food, Big Great Food, The One Who Owns the Chin, The Animal, The Beautiful Animal, Illustrious One, Venerable One, Unmentionable One, God of the Mountains, Owner of the Earth.
‘Euphemisms for “bear” from bear hunting cultures around the world, as gathered by A. Irving Hallowell in “Bear Ceremonialism in the Northern Hemisphere” (American Anthropologist 28:1, 43-52)’ (via Unmentionable One | Via Negativa)
after her mother has urged her to go up and speak with W. B. Yeats following one of his New York lectures, Moore realizes that “I had on my house-dress which has on the light blue trimming the ineradicable vestiges of a cod-liver oil spot.
Kay Ryan, here