Roger M. Kaye
Roger M. Kaye
A retired physicist reinvented as thriller novels writer

A blog to ogle

All the Better to Ogle You With (Free to Use Photo by Francesco Paggiaro from pexels.com)

Cuomo accused by current staffer of suggestive comments, ogling.
(Jerusalem Post March 20, 2021)

Ogle.  Ogle must be one of the most over-used words in the English language. Let’s get Mr. Cuomo’s ogling out of the way before we take a look at some of the other uses of this little, but powerful, word.

The dictionary tells us that to ogle is to eye amorously or provocatively and gives as an example — He sat at the bar ogling the blonde woman. This, presumably, was what Mr. Cuomo might have been doing — we don’t have the details.

But Charles Ogle, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives back in 1840, saw no problem with his name. Nor did the more than two hundred Ogles listed by Google.

Perhaps the only Ogle you would not want to ogle was Charles Ogle who played Frankenstein in the first of the many versions of this horror tale in 1910.

For a pleasant ogle you could do no better than the Ogle SX1000, a front-wheel drive car based on the Mini, designed by David Ogle. Unfortunately, the Ogle Lightweight lived up to its name and David Ogle was killed when he crashed into a Heavyweight lorry. He left behind an important concept car, the 1972 Aston Martin DBS V8 ‘Ogle’. Only two were made – by hand.

If you had an Ogle SX1000, you could take it for a spin and visit Ogle Castle, a Bed & Breakfast hotel in Ogle, a village in Northumberland, England. But if you are young, blonde, and shapely, do not worry, Ogle’s name does not come from the activities of the locals, but is derived from Old English and means Ocga’s hill.

Another interesting concept is offered by Ogle Eyewear. They will send you new frames whenever you feel like a change. As I have difficulty in remembering where I left my glasses, having put them down just a moment ago, I would not want the added problem of remembering what today’s pair look like.

I could not resist the curious headline in the Stabroek News – CAL begins to ogle Barbados flights. But, even with my glasses, I had misread it, it actually says – CAL begins Ogle to Barbados flights. Ogle International Airport is in Guyana. Guyana is in ….. well, I’m sure readers can ogle Google for themselves.

Readers’ suggestive comments are welcome. I will ogle them at my leisure.

About the Author
The author has been living in Rehovot since making Aliya in 1970. A retired physicist, he divides his time between writing adventure novels, getting his sometimes unorthodox views on the world into print, and working in his garden. An enthusiastic skier and world traveller, the author has visited many countries. His first novels "Snow Job - a Len Palmer Mystery" and "Not My Job – a Second Len Palmer Mystery" are published for Amazon Kindle. The author is currently working on the third Len Palmer Mystery - "Do Your Job".
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