A Series Of Unfortunate Events – The Strange Problem I Have With Lemony Snicket
Lemony Snicket is the pen name of Daniel Handler. Mr Handler is the author of a great number of successful children’s books. I have no problem with either the author or his books. I have never read any of them of course, me being a childless 44 year old. I have seen the film “A Series Of Unfortunate Events” though, and found it imaginative and enjoyable. I assume that his books, on which the film is based, are of the same creative and fantastical ilk. So I say more power to Mr Handler and long may he continue to write.
I do have a problem with Lemony Snicket though. Not with the author’s alter ego, who also appears as a character in his own books. Nice touch that. I like that idea. No, I just have a problem with the name itself. Lemony Snicket. It sounds like a euphemism for some minor gynaecological ailment that an overly polite doctor might use :
“It’s alright dear, you’ve just got a little bit of a Lemony Snicket. Put this ointment on it three times a day and it should clear up in about a week.”
Is that just me? To be fair, it probably is. I suspect this is the case because I also have a problem with the name “Tatiana”. Not with any of the girls called Tatiana. Again, the problem lies with just the name itself. To me, this name sounds like a less-than-polite euphemism a young chap might use in discussing a recent one night stand.
“You finally nailed Tina then?”
“Oh yeah. Been there and done that now.”
“How was it then?”
“Pretty good as it happens. Nice ass. Firm tits. She’s got a bit of a Tatty Yana, though.”
I think this must be a middle aged bloke thing. The more wear and tear you get on your own naughty bits, the more your subconscious gets obsessed with amateur gynaecology. Oh, just me again? Thought so.
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