If Marche wants to find a more congenial literary advocate of jovial swiving
, let him look to his Chaucer
What's been a surprise to me is that this jewel of English literature, a lot of it is about farting and swiving
- which is Chaucer's word for doing the dirty deed, which we're trying to bring back into usage in the English language
Hinksey has been appointed as rector at Swiving
Monachorum--the name might be rendered "the Monks' screwing-place" in modern English--perhaps in order to extract one more laugh at the implicitly below-decks language of Mrs.
One decoded line reads: "I imagine that there is one way possible that you may get a swiving
Thus he welcomes us to his feast on what might be Inflation Sunday during Hypocrites' Holiday in the year of the Warmonger, two thousand four, or maybe fifteen thirty-two, it's much the same, since swilling, swiving
, corruption and conniving, fanaticism, bigotry, and bloodshed haven't changed, and the sports bars are still full of opinion.
The first of these characterizations is dismissive in the oedipal mode of the end of the tale: Alison is an appendage of the men, the object of their swiving
and an invitation to masculine laughter and contempt.