by Carolyn Forché
The Colonel: The Violent Planet: Dictionary and Phrase Book Quiz
Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Colonel? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. A pointed look from a friend means:
Your fly is open
Q. When the colonel says "I'm tired of fooling around," he means:
He's really just beginning to fool around.
He'd rather play Risk.
He's going to bed.
He's dropping the Mr. Nice Guy act.
Q. "How do you enjoy the country?" means:
I am interested in your opinion.
I am taking a poll.
I am just making conversation.
I have a timeshare I'd like you to look at.
Q. "There is no other way to say this" means:
This is another poetic metaphor.
There is no other way to say this.
No hablo Español.
I would rather act it out.
Q. When the colonel says, "Something for your poetry, no?" it implies:
He hates her poetry.
He is a poet himself.
He doesn't care if he ends up in a stupid poem.
He believes everything he said rhymes.