Perhaps I'm only a "light/selective " reader :>) I'll check, however.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Helen P." <email@example.com>
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." <firstname.lastname@example.org> > 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: <email@example.com> > 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" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > 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...." > > > This e-mail was scanned by NASCR Antivirus.