Post by Tim Bruening Post by George Avalos
"The Unicorn and the Wasp"
5 stars (tavern)
0-1 stars (human anatomy)
Given the title and the fact that a giant wasp appeared early in the
episode, I expected to see an actual horse with a horn sticking out of
the center of its forehead. Why did the BBC waste the name "Unicorn" on
a human jewel thief when it could have used it on a horse with a horn
(perhaps an alien hostile to the wasp), which it could have used to kill
Among the many groups this is crossposted to, I don't see a .uk
group. The title may have some reference understandable by them.
It reminds me of the "Lion and the Unicorn" rhyme used in Lewis
Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass. That book did have an
unpublished chapter with a wasp, but it's not well known... The
L and U are heraldic symbols, supporting the crest of Great
Britain, hence the nursery rhyme I don't know any wasps used
heraldically, and a quick web search doesn't turn up anything.
It could be, as George implies, one of those picture-signs put on
boards outside taverns that allow the illiterati of times past to
discuss where they would dine in the evening.
For some reason, Fable just popped into my mind. A quick web
search doesn't turn one up, but I've thought of the outline of
one with an ease that makes me think I've read it before:
It ends with the Unicorn saying he would not be so brave if he
knew he would lose his horn with the first attack, and the Wasp
replies, "I might not have been so brave, either."
Post by Tim Bruening
Uni-corn: Food for a horse with a horn..
A unicorn may have a unique horn, but it's got a plain old