Friday, 22 October 2010

London; An etymological history lesson.

London is of course an acronym for 'Live, Oh Night! Dark Odious Night!" which is the final line of J. W. Cheapeswick's epic satanic poem "Cruelty & Pantomime: The Dark One's Thirst Revived".

The citizens of London voted en masse to have this acronym installed as their humble town's name in 1832 during a rather nasty cholera outbreak that ravaged the city. They had spent ages praying to god and changing the town's name to things like "Ofwaih" which of course stands for "our father who art in heaven" but, A - It didn't stop anything cholera related and B - It sounded mildly african, which upset the abounding number of racists that filled early 19th century London.

Anyway the change of name to 'London' saw a radical reversal in the towns fortunes, cholera was completely wiped out the moment the name changed and the state of the art sewerage system to honour the town's change of name was built. Say what you like about Satan but he gets shit done when pressed.

All of this of course means that the capital, or 'Terrorcroft' as it was named before all this cholera business (true story, google it), is the perfect arena for Gothic themed Satanic mischief.

To prove it (or if you want to be pedantic 'not prove anything whatsoever') here are some photos of London being the perfect arena for what we have previously claimed.

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