15 December 2009

The Horns of a Dilemma


It is the nature of information to be either useful or otherwise.  That's not to say that useless information cannot be interesting none the less.

Today, one learned from The Bloke of the phrase 'on the horns of a dilemma' to mean that one is faced with two equally unpleasant options and has to choose one.




In this instance one's dilemma is not unpleasant.  It is simply whether to name this new creation "Horns of a Dilemma", as proposed by The Bloke.

Or to call it "Hornucopia" also proposed by The Bloke.  He is too clever by halves.





A  CORNucopia is a symbol of food and abundance dating back to the 5th century BC.  (What did we do before Wikipedia)

Hmmm.  As The Bloke seems to be full of it, one is inclined to go with the latter of the two.






Nup. NITB (Not In The Book)

3 comments:

Ginga Squid said...

Hmmmmmmm that is a bit of a horny dilemma?
This one is SO COOL it deserves the longer name I think.....

Why oh why is it not in the book?????

Alison Friday said...

I love it!;-)

RosyTint said...

I like Hornucopia best but I would call it HORNY as I'd like to be pouring from the pot and saying, " and a horny cup of tea for you...."

I'm odd though.

Nice to see the different views of this dead original cosy.