In "Nurture," Maxine Kumin scoffs at critics who call the speaker too maternal; instead, she imagines taking in a feral child
: "Think of the language we two, same and not-same, / might have constructed from sign, / scratch, grimace, grunt, vowel: // Laughter our first noun, and our long verb, howl." (2008)
Now the girl - who didn't appear to understand any language and was walking on all fours - has been dubbed a "real life Mowgli" after the feral child
from (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jungle_Book) Rudyard Kipling's "Jungle Boo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jungle_Book) k ."
So what comes next, "Zygote Hotel?" "Feral Child
Island?" Fox--home of the benign "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?"--hasn't unleashed any fresh outrages in a while, so let's pray nobody there is listening.
Their story bore a similarity to the film Nell, in which Oscar winner Jodie Foster played a feral child
with her own language.
Other creepy sightings in the building include Peter the Wild, a feral child
who was taken in by King George I, who has been seen running up the King's staircase.
MYSELF and close neighbours are subject to feral child
hassle to the point where one is forced to live in the rear of the house because of the racket, then there's the trespass and damage in gardens, and endless footballs on cars and windows.
Maybe - it'd be a joy to hear off-centre lyrics about a "coiled heart, eye-toothed, feral child
" chanted by thousands.
Based a book by Richard Edwards about a feral child
, it is designed for joint performance by schoolchildren and WNO's professional singers and musicians.
For too long we have heard the bleatings of these bleeding hearts - it's time to root out the cancer of the feral child
and put a stop to yob culture once and for all.