Thursday, April 13, 2006

Frodo's Word of the Day--salmagundi

Frodo: Momma thinks i should be improving my vocabulary. Daddy still insists that I only speak French and that's why he can't understand me. So I picked a word that is based on a French word. I like the part about the salad plate, but not the meat, anchovies, eggs, onions and dressing, yuck!

salmagundi \sal-muh-GUHN-dee\, noun:
1. A salad plate usually consisting of chopped meat, anchovies, eggs, and onions, served with oil and vinegar.
2. Any mixture or assortment; a medley; a potpourri; a miscellany.

Salmagundi comes from French salmigondis.

A glance at the schedule is enough to make one feel that one would rather go out and shoot songbirds than stay in and watch the dismal salmagundi of game shows, repeats and soap operas.-- Jane Shilling, "My brother and other animals", Daily Telegraph, August 22, 1998

What the BBC has the nerve to call Vanity Fair is a baffling salmagundi of Nineties accents, 1800s clothes, Wardour Street plotting, and a sort of language never spoken by any human being at any point in history.-- "Stop betraying the classics", Independent, November 4, 1998


Our family favorite--Easter Bunny Rap

Easter bunny humor

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Bigs Bunny terrorizes English countryside

Move over Were-Rabbit! Here's a real life Wallace and Grommitt story (good movie by the way). And Momma thinks that I eat her out of house and home. BIG BUNNY!