Friday, September 09, 2005

M. Grunnius Corocotta

So, I've been reading that book about the history of Spice, and came across this glorious moment. The writer is discussing the common presence of spices like pepper in ancient Rome. My mind went to mush on the train this morning at this moment:
A schoolboy's textbook featured a talking pig by the name of M. Grunnius ("Grunter") Corocotta, who obligingly asks to be well cooked with pepper,nuts, and honey.

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