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Mount Orégano
Sue Burke
Why 'Mount Oregano'? 
23rd-Mar-2010 02:07 pm
Spanish is full of refrains. In Don Quixote de La Mancha, Sancho Panza often quotes them to show his wisdom, though he tends to get them wrong.

Cervante's novel includes a passing reference to a popular refrain: "No todo el monte es orégano." The mountain isn't all oregano. It means that any undertaking won't be all easy and agreeable; oregano is a soft, fragrant herb. Life isn't always a bed of roses, as we say in English.

That's why I'm Mount Orégano in LiveJournal. This mountain is oregano. Mostly.

What's behind your username?

— Sue Burke
23rd-Mar-2010 01:53 pm (UTC)
I used to be such a Monty Python geek as well as a gothy teen, so I combined evil and shrubbery and it's stuck. The mental image of an evilshrubbery is just funny too.
23rd-Mar-2010 01:56 pm (UTC) - It was a question of names
kiwibird was taken. Drat the woman, she seems never to have used her journal, and so my real life nickname was unusable.
24th-Mar-2010 09:47 pm (UTC) - Re: It was a question of names
Oh, the kiwi bird! Now I get it.
23rd-Mar-2010 05:17 pm (UTC)
That is really lovely!

Arhyalon is the secret True Name of the Milky Way. (In one story, anyway. ;-)

Pronounced: Ar-High-A-Lon
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