Sue Burke (mount_oregano) wrote,
Sue Burke
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Why 'Mount Oregano'?

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
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