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#212228 - 08/21/13 12:36 PM Re: Thrust home! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
wofahulicodoc Offline
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Hoist by my own petard, again! According to Wikip.,
Cyrano de Bergerac is a play written in 1897 by Edmond Rostand. Although there was a real Cyrano de Bergerac, the play is a fictionalization of his life that follows the broad outlines of it.

Cyrano was as real - and as fictionalized - as was Casanova !

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#212230 - 08/21/13 01:23 PM Re: Thrust home! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Eek, eek!
My brain reels. Reality melts away.
You and Anu conspire to keep me wrong.
Please excuse me while I go plot. eek

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#212231 - 08/21/13 01:45 PM (as I end the refrain) [Re: jenny jenny]
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You're not wrong; you were right. I was the one wrong.
Twice, even!

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#212233 - 08/21/13 04:43 PM SIREN [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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siren
PRONUNCIATION: (SY-ruhn)

MEANING:
noun:
1. A beautiful and seductive woman, especially one leading others into disaster.
2. Something attractive that is potentially disastrous.
3. A device that makes loud sounds, used for warning signals.

ETYMOLOGY:
After Siren, one of a group of sea nymphs, whose enchanting singing lured sailors to shipwreck on the rocks around their island. Also see femme fatale. Earliest documented use: 1340.
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SIRENT:

1. a silent siren
2. a siren for rent

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#212235 - 08/21/13 08:13 PM Re: SIREN [Re: jenny jenny]
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biren

A person who attracts people of either gender with seductive poetry.

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#212243 - 08/22/13 06:51 AM Re: SIREN [Re: Tromboniator]
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Mmm. That's elegant !

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#212244 - 08/22/13 07:04 AM Re: SIREN [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Thank you.

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#212250 - 08/22/13 12:11 PM cross-wording to Tuesday [Re: Tromboniator]
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GORGON

PRONUNCIATION: (GOR-guhn)

MEANING: noun: An ugly, repulsive, or terrifying woman.

ETYMOLOGY: After Gorgon, any of the three monstrous sisters Stheno, Euryale, and Medusa in Greek mythology, who had snakes for hair. They turned into stone anyone who looked into their eyes. From Greek gorgos (dreadful). Earliest documented use: 1398.

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GOREGON -- Freddy Kreuger went to Portland (or Edward Scissorhands, or whoever)

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#212251 - 08/22/13 01:48 PM Tomorrow has better be Frankenstein [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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>O to E <

GORGEN
1. a small gorge
2. a big feast

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#212254 - 08/22/13 08:17 PM I suppose it could be Jekyll or Hyde... [Re: jenny jenny]
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Getting ready to attack the day: (see how much confidence I have in you?!)

DRANKENSTEIN - what they did in the Hofbräuhaus when all the glasses were dirty

Runner-up:
FRANKENSTAIN - mustard

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