Saturday, January 01, 2011

Year of the Rabbit

French knots on linen
drawing by Claire (when she was six)

Rabbit Stories
In Dorset, England, for more than a hundred years the rabbit has been viewed as bad luck and saying the word "rabbit" is considered taboo. Other ways are used to describe it, such as "underground mutton" or "long ears". 
"Posters for the animated feature film Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were Rabbit have been banned from the Isle of Portland, Dorset, because of a local superstition."


Sheree Rensel said...

That is just plain weird. Superstitions are crazy things.

Sheree Rensel said...

BTW After looking at your RABBIT, I am starting a superstition about french knots!! Holy Macaroni. That would drive me stark raving mad trying to make all those little knots. Knot Rabbits Knot Rabbits Knot Rabbits

visualinfluence said...

interesting fact! those french knots are crazy. I still can't do them right.

deb said...

rabbits eh? In my part of England hares at least are considered fortunate, being heralds of the goddess because of their madness. So pretty fitting what with Sheree's knot comments! Happy new year!!

harry bell said...

I wonder what those peculiar Dorset folk say on the first of the month instead of "White Rabbit!"?