|FER DE LANCE - NOT RAUL|
Like for instance, "Viper". The viper is generally a large, fat, overly venomous snake - thus resembling a U.S. Senator to a certain extent - represented in the USA by the water moccasin or cottonmouth, rattlesnakes in their many and various incarnations, the copperhead and an occasional and highly dangerous fer-de-lance that has strayed north from south of the border.
Farm Girl's Aunt Agnes warned of the latter in her mesmerizing couplet :
"Beware, beware, the Fer-de-lance,
and never let one in your pants!"
Although one suspects that Aggie was referencing Raul Fer-de-lance, with whom she attended Lamont Cranston Regional High around the time of the Korean War.
Sound advice, in any event.
|VERCINGETORIX, STATUE THEREOF|
V could also be for Vercingetorix, who, at the battle of Alesia in September of 52 BC managed to get himself and a Gaulish army of 80,000 soldiers penned into the city of Alesia by Julius Caesar with 60,000.
Caesar was in turn surrounded by either 100,000 or 250,000 additional Gauls depending on sources giving a disparity of anywhere from 3 to 1 to 5.5 to 1, advantage to the V man.
He still managed to lose this one.
Hard to figure exactly why he has a statue.
|VIDA, NO NEED TO HIDA|
V is definitely for Vida Guerra. The geometry lesson we can learn from Ms. G. is that straight lines are definitely overated.
Vida deserves a statue more than does Vercingetorix, in my view.
|VIOLETS! AND BLOOMING ONES AT THAT!|
"V" is also obviously for "Violets in Bloom", the fun serial novel by Glory Lennon that features all sorts of hijinx on a weekly basis, including a smattering of ghostly presences. If you haven't had the pleasure just follow the link! But you will notice more than one link, because Glory is a multifaceted author. Don't fail to check out the award-winning gardening blog, "Glory's Garden" and all the rest, and to book mark them as well, you will want to return!