Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by falling_dance, May 30, 2013.
Were Claude Debussy and Dr. Doolittle the same person?
I thought Debussy was Orson Welles.
I'll try Firefox.
Debussy or Monet?
Sorry, I'm already spoken for. And I have no underscore in my name; you must be confusing me with someone else.
Debussy would never have named his daughter Christophe.
You say Monet, I say Manet, let's call the whole thing off.
Pleonasm or zeugma?
:nods embarrassed head: That would've been no likelier than Kane's last words being "poissons d'or". Okay, so Debussy is really Oliver Platt.
We still all get cake, right?
Zeugmas are better--but pleonasms occur more easily to me.
swimming in water that's
a little bit chillier than you'd like
a bit on the tepid side?
I thought that's what he did say? Or was it "maquereau"? I think it must have been. But it doesn't have the same ring; no wonder you got it wrong.
Come over to Britain, my girl, then you'll find out what swimming in chilly water is really like. Or so the mackerel tell me.
Walruses or dragonflies?
I have heard the mackerel singing, each to each...
Walruses. As a rude American, I love their upper-middle-class accents and forgive them their Blimpish tendencies.
angels and frogs
demons and clouds?
demons and clouds.
Should I feel bad for being left out of the ToT love fest?
No. It was a tragedy of jilting and cakelessness.
Demons and Clouds (meshing the choreography of Kwan's Lyra and Mao's Bells)
The Witches of Aranjuez (Kwan's elegant minimalism meets Leonova's pre-Morozovian maximalism)?
ETA: I'm miles behind you two.
Oh, you're making me nostalgic for my University days, and that takes some doing.
Shall I assume from your answer that the genus Libellula means nothing to you? Nothing, after all we've been through together? :
Demons and clouds. I never liked harp music, except when Miss "Good for You" used it.
Which character in Paradise Lost is more appealing: God or Satan?
1) Nope... You're near and dear to all our hearts Sparky
2) God? ( I never read that book)
New York State Museum
Is Alabama wrong?
yes, no, I can see the point...sort of
I can see the point...sort of, but Alabama and I could so easily be wrong.
I will never forgive the Swiss Olympic Committee.
They're all lovely, so I'll go and have a bath and let Buzz or Sparks answer, while you'd better answer her question.
ETA: After my bath and 'lunch' (at 4.30pm) I will send you something that may amuse you.
Have you ever been a follower of a soap opera?
Chips and salsa
Chips and guacamole?
Chips and guacamole
La Kane (RIP Phoebe)
Should the fathers (siouxdaddy and PeterG) of my children pay me child support?
Of course, as should the father of Nunya B. Agosto.
How old is Nunya (b. 2009 or 2010; I can't remember), btw?
17 (US soaps are like that.)
350 (They can be like that, too.)
Nunya's father is not a dead beat dad. Nunya is 4.
In orientalplane's bath:
roadrunners or flamingos?
roadrunners because they are very bratty.
ETA: Oh, I need to keep up better.
Bubbly bubbles. I also caught sight of a few shoals of mackerel. I did not think that they would sing to me, and I was right.
Pets that orientalplane has owned either as a child or an adult:
43 gerbils (all at once; they're at it night and day )
2) I'm curious about the cat (and also about how you came to be the guardian of two score and three gerbils).
Shame - I liked the snarky question.
Oh dear, I don't think I like any of those much. Lucy is a nice name for a little girl, but not for a grown woman (IMVHO), while Lucinda, despite the skating association, just makes me think of the upper-crust ladies with whom I share rural Gloucestershire. (You wouldn't believe how much I softened that sentence from its original wording.) Lucie - Edward Lucie-Smith? Luz sounds like some kind of cleaning agent.
f_d, I know how much you like cats, so I wrote you a brief history. I'll send it by PM. As for the gerbils, they just got out of hand. We had ten or twelve cages. There was an awful lot of incest going on, and well, any babies were soon enjoying some themselves. Then their babies would have babies, and you can see how it got to 43 fairly rapidly. My elder brother suggested feeding them to the cat , but in the end we gave them to a pet shop. No money changed hands.
I very much look forward to reading it (and there's space enough in the inbox ), but I'm going to be away for the next few hours.
Moving right along. P)
Native American folklore:
Otis Redding by some way, though I like Bill Withers.
Durham or Tyne and Wear?