There is no theme here. Just a sort of diary of interests, kept for no good reason.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Big Bird question
Was Snuffalufagus a bunbury?
bunbury (BUN-buh-ree) noun
An imaginary person whose name is used as an excuse to some purpose, especially to visit a place. The term originated with Oscar Wilde's Importance of Being Earnest, in which the character Algernon invents Mr. Bunbury, a devise to avoid his relatives.
Did Big Bird use him as an excuse to talk to himself, or just as a subject to talk about?
The word bunbury is considered an eponym, or a word coined after someone.