Friday, 7 April 2017

Dorothy Parker's Budgie


There's a bloke in the Old Testament. called Onan who was allegedly struck down by God because he spilt his 'seed' in vain.  Blimey! There'd hardly be a man left on the planet if that type of punishment were meted out equitably.   I've just found out that Dorothy Parker,  the American writer, named her budgie after him.   It's a shame Dot died when I was just two.  With our shared sense of irreverence I think we may have got on!

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  1. I din't know about the chap in the Old Testament, even though I know what Onanism means...

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    1. I thought the word was a reference to 'one'. I didn'the think it was derived from a person's name. xx

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