Sunday, January 20, 2008

as you would hope, snowdrops, trojans

A packet of carrots in the supermarket is labelled: "Carrots. Crunchy and Juicy".

Clumps of snow drops which we bought from the WI Market last Spring and planted, leaves and all, are already in flower in a shady flower bed - a far more successful venture than previous attempts to plant the bulbs in the Autumn.

The computer doctor reminded me last week about insidious Trojans that get inside your computer and do all sorts of mischief. The use of the word strikes me as a sensible metaphor. But today, in the gents, in the Compasses pub, I find it less easy to understand why the condoms on sale in a slot machine are also called Trojans.

4 comments:

Bill said...

Illiterate computer doctor! It's Greeks that's trying to get in your computer. Trojans are for keepin' 'em out!

Lucy said...

Greeks wearing condoms presumably wouldn't come bearing gifts...

Bill said...

Ha!

I want to say that I regret my rudeness toward your computer doctor.

Plutarch said...

Silly me!