Tropic of Cancer, by Henry Miller

by Derwood Hunsdale-Talbot on August 17, 2009

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Sounding Smart (without being smart)

Some nozzle may try to correct you, politely suggesting you may have meant Tropic of Cancer or Tropic of Capricorn. If so, roll your eyes, sigh loudly and state flatly: “I didn’t say Arthur Miller. This reminds me of people who don’t know the work of Francis Bacon from Roger Bacon.” Then turn abruptly and walk away, loudly singing King of the Road, by Roger Miller.

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Mocking Otter September 14, 2009 at 6:25 pm

The surname “Miller” of course has its origins in those with the occupation of grinding grain in a millwork, as “Cooper” alludes to a barrel maker and “Smith” to an iron worker. Maybe someday people will have the last name “Barrista,” “Codemonkey” or “Douchebag.”

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