What the Bayeux Tapestry Doesn't Show

January 26, 2012 by Rieshy

Forget about the Doomsday Book and the massive redistribution of land ownership and the changes in law, The Battle of Hastings in 1066 was pivotal because that's when we became dandified by the Normans and started saying beef instead of, "Here's your cowflesh, enjoy your meal."

Yesterday, when I told my 5 yo son we were having fish sandwiches he laughed inexplicably heartily. I waited.

"You're gonna lay dead fish in between two slices of bread?

"Well, yes my little Germanic-Saxon that is precisely and grossly exactly what I'm going to do."

He paused a moment, "Well I KNOW they won't have little x's on their eyeballs."

That's a relief.

Perhaps I should spend some time showing him the Bayeux Tapestry and avoiding Fleischer Studio dvds.

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There's that Fleisch again.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

from now on I'm calling it cowflesh. why did we ever depart from such descriptive methods anyway?

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