Macaronic

Pia Walker

Message 35530 · 12 Jun 2003 13:25:33 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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Perhaps I'm only a "light/selective " reader :>) I'll check, however.

Ta

Pia
----- Original Message -----
From: "Helen P." <xxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx>
To: <xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx>
Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2003 11:46 AM
Subject: Re: Macaronic

> Pia &Colleen, how did you both manage to lose or completely forget my post
> that started the whole "macaroni" subthread? Seems t'me that this
happened
> to you on an earlier post, Pia. I hope your ISP isn't losing messages for
> you.
>
> -- Helen
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Helen P." <xxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2003 3:23 PM
> >
> > More basically, "macaroni" is used to describe extravagant decoration.
> > Thus, macaroni penguins sport wild, brightly colored sprays of feathers
on
> > their heads; and "tucked a feather in his hat and called it 'macaroni'"
> was
> > a derisive description of Yankee Doodle Dandy trying to look
> > fancily-dressed.
> >
> > -- Helen (MD USA)
> > who previously wondered why he'd want pasta in his hat ;-)
>
>
> From: <xxxxx@xxxxx.xxxxx.xx.xx>
> Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2003 12:15 AM
> >
> > As in, "Stuck a feather in his hat and called it "macaroni".....?
> > Cheers,
> > Colleen
> > PS ...and the penny is heard to drop!
>
> From: "Pia Walker" <xxxxxxxx@xxxxx.xxx>
> Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2003 5:39 AM
> >
> > Funny enough - I was just singing it too. - Vision of 600 strathspeyers
> > sitting all over the world, going "Yankee Doodle la, la, la...."
>
>
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