Liquid logic

Posted by Language Girl
Language Girl
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on Monday, 13 February 2012
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There is apparently a new and terrifying phenomenon in Zimbabwe, which is preventing the ongoing construction of much-needed water reservoirs. Water creatures, normally only seen crooning siren calls in order to maroon sailors at sea, are terrifying the workers. Yup – mermaids have been seen at the reservoirs,  and workers are too terrified to go back to work.

However, the Minister of Water Resources has a solution. Traditional beer must be brewed and a ritual performed to rout or appease the spirits. One has to wonder whether the proposed solution will help or hinder, but the only comment which comes to mind is – oh dear.  

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redsaid
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redsaid Monday, 13 February 2012

Loch Kariba Monsters

Okay, oddness of the entire story aside: when did mermaids become so terrifying? Okay granted - as you've pointed out, in their heyday, Ariel and friends naughtily lured ships onto rocks, but what damage can they cause at Zim's reservoirs? Are they the Loch Kariba monsters?

Language Girl
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Language Girl Monday, 13 February 2012

Water monsters

I have a feeling they were probably seeing the enormous vundu, which we could spot from on top of the dam wall at Kariba, they're that huge! I rather like Lake Kariba Monsters though - maybe they're related to the River God Nyami Nyami !!

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