Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Old Xenophobia.

The French expression
avoir un nom à coucher dehors
demonstrates the Fear of the Stranger,
especially the stranger with a peculiar name,
who was, because of its unfamiliarity, not admitted to an inn
but made to sleep in a stable, or, more often, turned away altogether
to sleep out in the open, presumably without access to the table d'hôte.

We should be glad that this does not happen now
to someone named, for example Władysław Konopczyński 
or Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour.

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