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1 Paris: Ah, it's good to be on the space whale road again.
2 Serron: Let's go to Rubilith to see the Galactic Cup Final!
3 Iki Piki: But with all this time travel we've seen it on TV already. Twice.
4 Serron: Yeah, and a different team won each time! Should be a thrilling game!
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A kenning is a type of metaphorical construction in which a compound noun phrase with a figurative association invoking the image of a simple noun replaces that simple noun. For example, "sky candle" as a phrase referring to the sun, or "sea steed" as a phrase referring to a ship.
Kennings are associated with Old Norse, Icelandic, and Old English, particularly because of their use in sagas. A particularly poetic kenning which I've liked ever since I heard it is "whale road", which refers to the sea. This kenning appears in Beowulf:
In the end each clan on the outlying coasts beyond the whale-road had to yield to him and begin to pay tribute.Combining this lucid and beautiful imagery with more modern literary imagery produces the extremely poetic line uttered here by Paris.
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