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Re: Macaronic

Postby Slava » Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:58 pm

Is that Rumpolesque? I actually got it from my father, who grew up in the Latin church.
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Re: Macaronic

Postby misterdoe » Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:17 pm

David Myer: I would have wondered what a schwa had to do with eating! :lol: And thanks for saving me the task of trying to translate that lyric. :)

And the poems were great. They remind me of a book I may have mentioned long ago, Anguish Languish ("English Language"), which was a somewhat macaronic retelling of fairy tales and nursery rhymes, using plenty of word substitution. (example: sorghum-stenches for circumstances) A page-layout handbook I lost long ago used text from this book as placeholder text instead of "lorem ipsum."

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Re: Macaronic

Postby Philip Hudson » Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:39 am

I almost always like and appreciate the Good Words. Macaronic, not so much.
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Re: Macaronic

Postby Slava » Wed Jan 12, 2022 8:24 am

I came upon this one too late to post it in keeping with the season, but at least it fits the subject here:

What Pasta has to do with Christmas Carols
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Re: Macaronic

Postby Philip Hudson » Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:20 pm

Does macaronic have anything to do with Yankee Doodle who stuck a feather in his hat and called it macaroni?
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Re: Macaronic

Postby David Myer » Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:48 am

Enjoyed your article, Slava. Particularly that these "proto-gnocchi were thick, coarse and rustic". I suppose it all depends on the sauce.

Perhaps Yankee Doodle was thick, coarse and rustic?

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Re: Macaronic

Postby Dr. Goodword » Fri Jan 21, 2022 12:37 am

Only Rumpole of the Bailey (and you, now) in his prime could have put it so eloquently. He comes to mind because I'm going through the whole series again and finding it as enjoyable as I did twenty-five years ago.
My wife and I watched the entire series of "Rumpold of the Bailey" on Netflix and when we saw it on BritBox, we watched a dozen episodes or more, enjoying them as much as the first time.
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