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You know, I normally write about food here. But I just read three RSS headlines from Thursday's Newsday:
Decomposed body identified as local runaway
Body in trunk likely mobster's, officials say
Swiss businesswomen `eaten alive' by bedbugs in New York hotel, lawyer says
I began to realize: we use a lot of food metaphors when describing grisly crime scenes as well as horrible things that hapen to our living bodies. Imagine that—a visitor from Switzerland eaten alive by bedbugs. Perish the thought! Bedbugs (as we know from personal experience or that frightful article in last Sunday's paper) do chew at you, but eat you alive?
By the way, the two female businesswomen, Ksenija Knezevic, of Zurich, and Marlies Barisic, of Kreuzlingen, both appear to have names from the former Yugoslavia—the largest source of lawsuits in Switzerland, in case you were unaware. Perhaps they aren't dead just yet.
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Posted on 12/1/2005
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