There is a sentence:"God's hooks, Brian, why do you worry so much about the point? It's only effeminate Spaniards and Italians that use it -- mainly because they don't have the strength or courage for a good chop。" He swung an imaginary sword in a mighty arc。 "Hah! Parry that, you Estebans and Julios!"
Who are Estebans and Julio and Julios?from legends or real people?thanks.
March 9th, 2008, 05:34 PM
I've never heard that, maybe just generic Spanish or Italian names? Where is the quote from?
March 9th, 2008, 06:59 PM
it is from the book"The drawing of the dark",a story in 16 century.
March 9th, 2008, 07:39 PM
I imagine catsrule1 has it right.
It's just another way of saying "Parry that, you Spaniards and Italians!"
March 9th, 2008, 09:10 PM
From "The Drawing of the Dark" by Tim Powers? (I didn't know, I had to google it, just for honesty's sake.) I have never heard of that phrase, I assume they were generic names. Interesting though, please let us know if you find out otherwise.