08 October 2008


A couple of my friends have horrible mothers in law. Both of said friends are the nicest people you'd ever meet. A couple of work friends came up with the moniker, TAG (troll at the gate) to refer to these harridans. I prefer ETAG (evil troll at the gate).

Naming nasty people is so cathartic. At right, Viola Swamp from the children's book Miss Nelson Is Missing. The epitome of harridan.


rigtenzin said...

We do this at home. We've used bird names like Brown Headed Cowbird. It's a real name, really.

Sophzilla said...

How does that work now that you have a bird? Does it hurt Milo's feelings?