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#134096 - 10/14/04 08:37 AM obstreperous
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obstreperous :- "1. Noisily and stubbornly defiant. 2. Aggressively boisterous." AHD

"Obstreperous best describes those people who, filled with the distending wind of discord, blow out all manner of ill-sounding and evil-meaning blather, nattering on in their cups, before falling unconcious into their cous-cous with rancid butter. The word is from the Ancient Ligurian and means in its various parts: obs 'the goddess of good and plenty' + trepe 'a thin kind of linguini, larger than spaghetti, but smaller than tagliarini' + erous 'dwarfish, macropygous god of lust and blind desires'." Melanceph Physce, Scraps from the Divine Feast.




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#134097 - 10/14/04 08:38 AM Re: obspastarous
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crazy etymology! linguini?


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#134098 - 10/14/04 08:49 AM Re: obspastarous
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linguini

Do you not know van Schlijkokk's theory of the linguini-shaped universe? Vibrating strands of pasta asciutta are at the heart of our reality (realty?).


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#134099 - 10/14/04 08:49 AM Re: pastiche
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All I can say is I'm glad I don't have a mouth full of coffee right now, Linguini Boy!


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#134100 - 10/14/04 08:53 AM Re: carbonara...
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are you stringing me along?

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#134101 - 10/14/04 09:02 AM Re: obspastarous
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this is the latest in string-theory.


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#134102 - 10/14/04 09:07 AM Re: carbonara...
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Don't get me started with super-, hyper-, and superduper-linguini theory ...


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#134103 - 10/14/04 05:04 PM Re: carbonara...
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Enough olive oil, enough appetite...I'll show you some hyperlinguini, and it ain't theoretical.


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#134104 - 10/14/04 05:16 PM Re: carbonara...
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I'll show you some hyperlinguini, and it ain't theoretical

I hear ya, dewd. What they callpasta in this country is a cryin shame: "egg noodles with ketchup." My dear ole grandma used eat her linguini with olive oil, a little pepper, and some raw crushed garlic. Yum.


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