January 19th, 2009

Beep the Meep

Fear Our Offal Cries!

I’ve just finished reading Between the Rivers, by Harry Turtledove. For more detail, follow the link, but it follows the fortunes of a particular resident of the city of Gibil who, among other achievements, manages to set off a war between his city and the neighbouring one.

Maybe it’s just me but I don’t think, if I were a native of Gibil, that I would be inspired to acts of bravery  in the field by the war cry: Forward the Giblut! Forward the Giblut!