Nitty gritty

From chicken to cock

Before I continue with this thing ya "the white envelope that I got from the Prophet, I have to declare that I took a peak into the contents and one of the things that I can tell you right away, dear reader with whom I'm always straighter than a ruler, is that chicken has changed his name.  The letter in the white envelope states:

"Please tell your beloved readers that due to unforeseen circumstances beyond my control, I have had to change my name for reasons of suitability to the prevailing circumstances that are taking place in and out of my life, I have been forced to change my name from the one you know of Chicken, to the one you don't know of which I shall endeavour to elaborate and explain below. My new name in full is "The cock that will leave no hen unturned".The reason why I have been forced to change my name from the old one of Chicken to the new one of The cock that will leave no hen unturned is because many of my church followers felt that they could not countenance or face a situation where their leader is only a Chicken. I tried to tell them that Chicken is simply a name, but they told me that in Setswana the name becomes the person and the person finally becomes the name. As you know, the Chicken is usually associated with domestic things, but mostly it is eaten. My followers fear that because of my name I may finally become domesticated, weakened and eaten! Just like my name, or should I say the Chicken of my name.

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