harum scarum

Use this forum to suggest Good Words for Professor Beard.
sardith
Lexiterian
Posts: 267
Joined: Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:21 am
Location: Central California

harum scarum

Postby sardith » Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:48 pm

I am still reading 'Little Women' and saw the expression, 'harum scarum', which I investigated on the net, understand this word's possible genesis, thanks to reading a few years of Dr. Goodword's columns, but I'd really like the good doctor's take on it, nonetheless. Unless I have mis-searched, it has not yet had a good going over.

Come on, let's give it a go! :wink:

Thanks for all of the great columns, DGW! :D
Sardith

MTC
Grand Panjandrum
Posts: 1074
Joined: Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:40 am
Location: Pasadena

Postby MTC » Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:48 am

Whatever else "harum scarum" is, it is also the title of a forgettable 1965 film/spoof starring Elvis and Mary Ann Mobely in which Elvis "Brings the Big Beat to Baghdad." History has cast those once innocent words in a lurid light.

sardith
Lexiterian
Posts: 267
Joined: Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:21 am
Location: Central California

harum scarum

Postby sardith » Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:13 am

MTC,

I must have missed that one, thankfully, I take it, from the tone of your post. (Guess I won't look it up on NetFlix.) :P

MTC
Grand Panjandrum
Posts: 1074
Joined: Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:40 am
Location: Pasadena

Postby MTC » Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:36 pm

Please don't let me stop you. One man's meat is another man's (or woman's) poison.

sardith
Lexiterian
Posts: 267
Joined: Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:21 am
Location: Central California

harum scarum

Postby sardith » Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:01 pm

That's all right. I'm not a fan of Elvis and his gyrational pelvis! :P

Hey, wait a minute...'gyrational'...now that's a good word for 'ya! Oh, Dr. Goodword :wink:

Sardith


Return to “Good Word Suggestions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 1 guest