Hmm about fish and fishing. Lots of cultural associations here.
We speak of "fishing for praise" and "fishing for compliments."
Fish are eaten. Fish get caught. Fish are hunted. Fish are sold.
In the old days, fisherfolk put their captured fish in a *basket* known as a creel. In the old days, fish were carried in baskets and sold in the market, carried home from the market in baskets.
Fisherfolk try to get fish to come to them or pursue fish, especially fish that travel in multitudes.
Fisher folk, are known as anglers. They use tricks and techniques unknown to the fish.
To be a fish is to be a hunted creature.
Fish are **fooled** by bright lures, bait, by "flies" that mimic insects fish feed on.
Most food fish travel in crowds. Some food fish are said to travel in "schools" which gives a pun for schools, schooling, training - indoctrination?
Fish are *hooked*, captured in nets. Captured fish are reeled in. Some fish are more important than others.
Some fish prey on other fish.
"Big Fish" eat little fish.
"small fry" -- unimportant.
"Reel you in (pull you in as though you are a hooked fish) -- capturing attention, loyalty, fooling someone, controlling someone.
"I will make you fishers of men" -- Jesus addressing Peter and James
Loaves and fishes -- Jesus feeding the multitude.
Red Herring - using a strong smelling fish to throw pursuers off your scent trail. Use of distraction tactics.
Fish and fishing do occur in a rare teaching story that has to do with genuine emancipatory education vs education that keeps people hungry and looking to another to feed them:
"Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day.
"Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime".
"Fish are like house guests. They both stink after three days."
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/02/2020 01:00AM by corboy.