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Re: Albatross around your neck

Posted by Bob on October 18, 2003

In Reply to: Albatross around your neck posted by Sax on October 18, 2003

: Can you please tell me the meaning of this phrase, and where it comes from? Thank you - SAX

It's from Coleridge's "Rime of theAncient Mariner," and it's the punishment dealt out .... but wait, it's a good story. Read the whole thing at
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/Col2Mar.html
Suffice it to say, hanging an albatross around your neck is a huge problem, since the albatross is the largest (and heaviest) sea bird.