Macaronic

Colleen Putt

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As in, "Stuck a feather in his hat and called it "macaroni".....?
Cheers,
Colleen
PS ...and the penny is heard to drop!

>
> Hi,
> I believe the term Macaroni was given to some of the more
extreme
> Dandys in Regency London. The Italian high fashion then, as it can
> be now, was completely OTT and involved men over-powdering their
> faces, placing large patches on their faces, wearing extravagant
> wigs, carrying long be-ribboned canes, and large buttons up to six
> inches in diameter.
> Anyone confirm this?
>
> Happy Dancing
> Cheers :)
> Ron
>
>
> Ron Mackey. London Branch (and Croydon)
> 39, Grove Park Road,
> Mottingham
> London SE9 4NS
>

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