A 75-year-old Texas rancher recently explained this term to a country doctor. The conversation turned to the US election, and Sarah Palin’s vice-presidential candidacy, and the old rancher observed: Well, ya know, Palin is a post-turtle. The bemused doctor asked what a post-turtle was, and the old man replied: When you’re driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that’s a post-turtle. The rancher continued: You know she didn’t get up there by herself, she doesn’t belong up there, she doesn’t know what to do while she is up there, and you just wonder what kind of dumb ass put her up there to begin with.[Ben Macintyre on the bloody origins of the most benign words – such as mayonnaise]
Does this analogy apply to Dileep?