The poet’s love of cats wasn’t the only questionable thing about him. He also had a nickname with rather icky origins. Fellow author Ezra Pound often called Eliot “Possum.” While being named after a mean animal that eats garbage and carries disease is bad enough, it actually gets worse. The nickname came from a collection of folk stories called Uncle Remus, in which silly animals were used to romanticize plantation life in the pre-Civil War South. Maybe not the best….
Staying fit is certainly a commitment. Besides doing the physical training, there are some other factors to consider, like nutrition