Posted by Lotg (OZ) on July 30, 2004
In Reply to: Comparison posted by R. Berg on July 30, 2004
: : : Since a ham is inanimate, I would venture that he didn't smile very much and was rather a melancholy sort.
: : so you don't think there's anything "deeper" there?
: : and thanks (-:
: Nothing deeper. It could have been "no more smile to him than there is to a packing crate" or "...a bolt of cotton fabric" or anything else.
I agree, I don't think there's anything deeper than on the smiling ham theory, but as for the "softest, glidingest, stealthiest man ", well that's deep. I've personally known many men who fit that picture, and I'm sure many of my lady friends would agree. Although, because this guy was an undertaker, I suspect he meant it quite differently.