Shock & Digust

I remember when master sherlockian and conan doyle scholar Steve Clarkson led a discussion on chrisophter roden’s ACD group on ‘The Leather Funnel’ He suggested that the funnel placement was in, let’s say, ‘another orifice’. Though not implicit, just the description and setting of the torture could lead to that horrid association. Freud would certainly compare , even if the funnel was placed in the mouth, an association to oral sex but the Horror is definitely there…although “sometimes [as Freud said] a funnel is only a funnel…” 😉


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