Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Easter Proclamation of 1916

Certainly a thunderword.


Nelson's Pillar Destroyed. Known as Operation Humpty Dumpty, Irish Republican supporters blow up the Nelson Pillar in Dublin to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising.

Grunt unto us, I pray, your foreboden article in our own deas dockandoilish introducing the death of Nelson with coloraturas! (FW 466.22-24)
And... wait... there's more:

“The Ballad of Persse O’Reilly” itself, the name, according to McHugh’s Annotations to Finnegans Wake, refers simultaneously to “Pearse & O’Rahilly,” figures in Dublin’s Easter Rising against the British in 1916, and to the French word perce-oreille, “earwig,”-...[f]olklore has it that earwigs can enter the head through an ear and feed on the brain.


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