A.Sklyarenko:I didn't notice horns in "Corneville." The "corny
issue" of cuckolding is also emphasised in connection to Tobak, Cordula's
first husband ("Will you cooperate with me in cornuating your husband?" "Antlers
can be very sensitive when new"...
Fran Assa: Since we are allusion hunting in
Ada and others, has anyone noticed any additional allusions to H.G. Wells?
Alexey was kind enough to offer The Late Mr. Elvesham. Much
join Fran's thanks for the reference to "The Late Mr. Elvesham."
In relation to those "corny"
indicators I deduce, from you example ("cornuating") that VN was
familiar with horns, corns and antlers...
the Brazilian slang we also use "corneando," but not
like VN applied it in English, for there's not a precise
correspondence to verbs such as "to betray" ( and "to cuckold",
perhaps). Cordula's invitation would be formulated, word by
word, as: "will you cooperate with me to cornuate your
husband?" After the act, though, she might say: "I'm
cornuating my husband," although it demands at least two
participants to be