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Here's the final version...

And now it's back to quaffing cold medicine for me. Boo.

In a city that never sleeps...

Date: 2017-03-04 06:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_w_o_o_d_/
I'm not sure I want to know what all these people in the background in the first panel of row 2 are doing but it reminds me of the etymology of the word "fornication"...

Re: In a city that never sleeps...

Date: 2017-03-04 08:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meritahut.livejournal.com
When I was a teen studying Latin, I thought "fornication" derived directly from the Latin holiday of baking and ovens, Fornacalia, and I had an elaborate back-etymology and explanation for that worked out in my head. The explanation of "stuff going on under arches that are similar in shape to brick ovens" is so much simpler!

According to all sorts of Roman BDs and movies and cable-TV series, you can't walk down a street in Rome after sunset without tripping over half-dressed people baking bread all over the place, piled up in heaps like domed brick ovens.

Re: In a city that never sleeps...

Date: 2017-03-04 10:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] movingfinger.livejournal.com
Ah, so this is where the phrase "a bun in the oven" originated!


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