Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Nokulunga Buthelezi: Snake or Woman?

It’s strange really. How do storytellers get away with featuring talking animals and not get ridiculed for it?

I mean when was the last time you saw a bunch of pigs arguing with a wolf? Or a large mouse chatting to a duck?

And it’s also strange that the animals portrayed tend to have human characteristics – they live in a house, have a day job etc. So why portray them as animals in the first place?

But it also works the other way. Because some humans want to be animals too - like South Africa’s incredibly flexible Nokulunga Buthelezi. So nubile, in fact, that she can earn her living from behaving like a python…

 Nokulunga Buthelezi

3 comments:

Eeen said...

Inigo: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means

korshi said...

Yeah, nubile means "of an age suitable for marriage" or "sexually attractive". Freudian slip...?

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/nubile

MJ said...

yep - thanks for the correction - my error - rgds...