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    Re: voice: "You are not a native, but an Albatross."

    Post  1antique on Wed Dec 25, 2013 6:02 pm

    I found two things pertaining to the word Albatross:

    The word albatross is sometimes used metaphorically to mean a psychological burden that feels like a curse.
    It is an allusion to Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1798).[1] In the poem, an albatross starts to follow a ship — being followed by an albatross was generally considered an omen of good luck. However, the titular mariner shoots the albatross with a crossbow, which is regarded as an act that will curse the ship (which indeed suffers terrible mishaps). To punish him, his companions induce him to wear the dead albatross around his neck indefinitely (until they all die from the curse). Thus the albatross can be both an omen of good or bad luck, as well as a metaphor for a burden to be carried as penance.

     noun \ˈal-bə-ˌtrs, -ˌträs\
    : a large white ocean bird that has very long wings
    : a continuing problem that makes it difficult or impossible to do or achieve something
    plural al·ba·tross or al·ba·tross·es

    :  any of a family (Diomedeidae) of large web-footed seabirds that have long slender wings, are excellent gliders, and include the largest seabirds

    a :  something that causes persistent deep concern or anxiety

    b :  something that greatly hinders accomplishment : encumbrance



    Re: voice: "You are not a native, but an Albatross."

    Post  Guest on Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:46 am

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