Every Tuesday, step by step, I’m walking with my readers from A to Z, last week we had “W” (visit tagged W), so this week we have “X” – I’m sure you’ll find a story or a short reflection tagged with “X”! Feel free to add in the comments below the link to your personal interpretation of the letter “X”!!! Myself I’ll feature “X” for discussing the term Xanthippe:
A dog man, who likes philosophy, often has to suffer under his cat-beast wife and her reality checks; neighbors call her Xanthippe (after wife of Socrates, c. 5 BCE, who has been portrayed as a nagging, quarrelsome, ill-tempered shrew).
title=”Honeymooners” – photo by Frizztext, click on the picture to enter my galleries on Flickr
P.S. QUESTION: what would happen if the roles were reversed? If HE is hesitating and criticizing HER wishes and dreams and airborne castles? We need a name for it too …
feedbacks and comments at Xanthippe:
scrapydo: Small boxes that have the most “poison” in it. Klein botteltjies met groot gif – that’s the cat!
wolfgangfoto: “Xokrates” or Socrathippes!
frizztext: Socrat-Hippos – maybe looking like a CENTAUR = not very kind to women …
found this one for the doctor’s horizon:
comment by fojap (female):
I’m tempted to make a nasty crack and suggest my ex-husband’s name, but I’d feel like too much of a sourpuss. Everything I wanted to do was a bad idea and he complained that paint cost too much money, so he didn’t even like it if I painted. He didn’t like the music I listened to. He didn’t like my accent when I spoke French. He even complained when I baked bread. When I wanted to go to school for a master’s degree, he opposed that too. I could go on, but I think you get the idea. The marriage lasted about four years.