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Re: The origin of Pierre Menard [Re: BranShea] #171474
11/20/07 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted By: BranShea
The dingycoinky is a that it is William Dean Howells' The rise of Silas Lapham 1885. Hi, never mind.

As if the day could be more grey, I was stunned to discover that my favorite little family-owned pharmacy had been purchased by the Rite-Aide, pharmaceutical chain. The crawling ad on the shiny new parking lot sign read: Budweiser 18-packs, $14.99.

I thought....what a dingycoinky is a this?!

Last edited by R. Eastcourt; 11/20/07 04:30 PM.
Re: The origin of Pierre Menard [Re: BranShea] #171475
11/20/07 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted By: BranShea
The dingycoinky is a that it is William Dean Howells' The rise of Silas Lapham 1885. Hi, never mind.


........waiting breathlessly for (b:)

never mind

Last edited by R. Eastcourt; 11/20/07 07:03 PM.
Origin of the name Penelope [Re: R. Eastcourt] #181032
12/19/08 06:48 PM
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Check out on Google/Yahoo:

The Etymology and History of First Names.

terrific resource.


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Re: The origin of Pierre Menard [Re: Penelope E.] #199386
04/25/11 02:43 PM
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Πηνελόπη =

from the ancient greek words πήνη (thread) + λέπω (unwind), meaning she who weaves

Re: The origin of Pierre Menard [Re: Myrmhgki] #199395
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WELCOME MYRMHGKI


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Re: The origin of Pierre Menard [Re: LukeJavan8] #199451
04/27/11 03:12 AM
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Penelope from pen-: almost + elope: to run away from one's husband with a lover

Odysseus was gone so long that his wife was tempted on many occasions to run away with men who courted her, yet she always thought better of it.

Also derived from her name: the slip-on shoes she wore were called Penelopers, which over the centuries was corrupted to penny-loafers.

Sorry, I'm running a bit of a fever.

Peter

Re: The origin of Pierre Menard [Re: Tromboniator] #199455
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>penny-loafers

and (who knew?) the original penny-loafer medallion actually featured an image taken from a Greek bust of Penelope!

Re: The origin of Pierre Menard [Re: Penelope E.] #199479
04/29/11 09:20 AM
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She had sole, and could make love last. She was quite a vamp, but she wouldn't go out with heels.

Re: The origin of Pierre Menard [Re: Tromboniator] #199483
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Originally Posted By: Tromboniator
She had sole,
and could fry it fast.

Re: The origin of Pierre Menard [Re: BranShea] #199486
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fish and chips???


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