A new study, Fish intake during pregnancy in relation to offspring’s early cognitive development, shows that
Interesting, then, that fishermen seem to be such silent ghits:
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|talkative fisherman||1||silent fisherman||37|
|voluble fisherman||0||taciturn fisherman||30|
|noisy fisherman||11||quiet fisherman||219|
Do children in fishing villages undergo special training to suppress their natal loquacity, enabling them to spend the rest of their lives in the dour silence which the rest of the world requires of their trade? I don’t know, but Conrad almost seems to suggest in End of the Tether that it is because non-verbal communication has been found superior:
More from Terry’s Big Adventure: It started to rain pretty heavily and I waited until I was drenched before I bought an
- El gazmoño del patriarca
Warder when it communicates does not always remain at a level.
- Farewell, (Catalan) Talgo
One of 20th century Spain’s great engineering achievements disappears as it drove: with nary a whisper.
- Communal herding arrangements in the Pyrenees
The sheep and goats above have just arrived back in Plan from low pastures to spend the summer in the mountains,
- God’s fish
When the inspector calls, the chief weapon of fundamentalist fishermen–particularly those with long white beards–is Genesis 1:26-28: And God said, Let us