[Elfsea] Snollygoster no more
Wilkerson, Glen D
glen.d.wilkerson at lmco.com
Thu Sep 25 05:42:26 PDT 2003
That's not a sig line, that's a letter to Penthouse - and for the life of
me, I still haven't figured out what the python is for...
From: Matthew G. Saroff [mailto:msaroff at fellspt.charm.net]
Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2003 8:43 PM
To: elfsea at ansteorra.org; brighthills at yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Elfsea] Snollygoster no more
Slightly off topic, but it's sad when a word with such a Dickensian sound
Websters will be dropping the word, snollygoster: a shrewd, unprincipled
person, especially a politician. Last used publicly by Harry S Truman.
"The origin is unknown, though the Oxford English Dictionary suggests it may
be linked to snallygoster, which some suppose to derive from the German
schnelle Geister, literally a fast-moving ghost, and which was a mythical
monster of vast size -- half reptile, half bird . . ."
See the url.
--Sfi Mordehai ben Yosef Yitzhak, Aka Matthew G. Saroff
This is not the Dream. This is what I do on weekends to have some fun.
The Dream involves 4 sets of identical twins, 2 gallons of Cool Whip, 5
quarts of chocolate syrup, 2-1/4 pounds of strawberries, satin sheets, a
magnum of champagne, a trapeze, and a python. Check
http://www.pobox.com/~msaroff, including The Bad Hair Web Page Quis
custodiet ipsos custodes Navicula hydraulica plena anguilarum est.
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