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#168392 - 05/22/07 11:30 PM Re: Bird-derived words and phrases *DELETED* [Re: Aramis]  
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Foreign languages and dictionaries can lead to better , but also to misunderstanding. Cameo at first came out of the search as :carving or scratching. Only later I found cameo in the meaning of gem, precious stone with relief carving. Sorry , Aramis. One of the many little cultural shocks.

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#168393 - 05/23/07 07:44 AM Re: Bird-derived cameo [Re: BranShea]  
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Though I must admit and post script that it is a beautiful bird cameo.

#168400 - 05/23/07 05:36 PM Re: Bird-derived words and phrases *DELETED* [Re: BranShea]  
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No, this was cameo as in a brief walk-on appearance in a movie. Is that usage rather obscure, gang?

#168406 - 05/23/07 08:04 PM Re: cameo [Re: Aramis]  
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Originally Posted By: Aramis
No, this was cameo as in a brief walk-on appearance in a movie. Is that usage rather obscure, gang?


Not to native speakers, probably. Note BranShea's provenance.

#168413 - 05/23/07 11:58 PM Re: cameo [Re: AnnaStrophic]  
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but I can't hear that use of cameo without thinking of Hitchcock who always managed to appear somewhere in his film.

#168418 - 05/24/07 02:10 PM Re: cameo [Re: Zed]  
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And M. Night Shyamalan.

#168426 - 05/24/07 08:59 PM Re: cameo [Re: Jackie]  
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Cameo cremes are some of my favourite Kiwi Bikkies

yummy

#168433 - 05/25/07 02:59 PM Re: cameo [Re: olly]  
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! Bikkies = biscuit! Here's what we (Edit: we in the States) know as Cameo cookies.

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#168440 - 05/25/07 06:56 PM Re: cameo [Re: Zed]  
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Exactly; that is the way I think of it. It was a very clever device, among many attributed to that genius.

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