Peeling back the layers
K. once played on a team called the Onions. We were living in a place known in its original language as the equivalent of place of the (wild) onion. I once cleaned up big betting on a thoroughbred named Onion. I love it that the masthead of The Onion, now with an Austin edition, has many people named Zwiebel. I love it that there's an on-line dictionary that gives the proper German name for categories and categories of onion-related expressions, with a pronunciation. I love it that, besides meaning onion, die Zwiebel also means bulb.