Spoon-feeding us death?

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Everywhere you will see the advert for death – Satan’s main product – symbolised by the image of a skull, because Jesus was crucified at a place known as the place of skulls.

These images hidden in plain sight are everywhere from Damien Hurst’s jewelled skull to baby clothes. Here’s a new take on it however. The old saying is “If you sup with the devil use a long spoon” and it is an old saying, over 400 years old. It simply means if you keep bad company don’t get too close. Both Chaucer and Shakespeare referred to it

“‘Therfor bihoveth him a ful long spoon/ That shal ete with a feend,’ thus herde I see.” (Canterbury Tales – The Squire’s Tale, c1386 – Chaucer)

“‘This is a devil, and no monster; I will leave him; I have no long spoon.'” (The Tempest, circa 1610 – Shakespeare)

Here is a new take on it, and no it is NOT on my wish list!


NOTICE: I have not been paid any money or given any inducements by any product manufacturer or store to mention the products or stores featured in this blog article.


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