[Sca-cooks] Yule Celebrations

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Tue Jan 23 07:11:38 PST 2007

On Jan 23, 2007, at 8:46 AM, Nick Sasso wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> <<<--- Nick Sasso <grizly at mindspring.com> wrote:
>> Does anyone prepare this or have the penultimate recipe?
>> pacem et bonum,
>> niccolo difrancesco
> Are you aware that penultimate means "next to last"?  Why would you  
> want the
> next
> to last recipe?
> Huette  > > > > > >
> A more arrogant man would say that he intended to create the  
> ultimate, or
> final, recipe himself, and that all others would be then lesser.
> niccolo difrancesco
> (penultimate is an inside joke of sorts, and a sideways reference  
> to the
> ever growing skill level and recipe quality.)

What's a little scary is the fact that I understood this implicitly.  
"He's looking for the ultimate recipe, but will settle for the  
penultimate if he has to..." And yes, penultimate is generally used  
to mean "next to last", but then at various times "ultimate" has been  
used to mean "last", so I guess it's a case of A is to B as A(1) is  
to B(1).


"S'ils n'ont pas de pain, vous fait-on dire, qu'ils  mangent de la  
brioche!" / "If there's no bread to be had, one has to say, let them  
eat cake!"
     -- attributed to an unnamed noblewoman by Jean-Jacques Rousseau,  
"Confessions", 1782

"Why don't they get new jobs if they're unhappy -- or go on Prozac?"
     -- Susan Sheybani, assistant to Bush campaign spokesman Terry  
Holt, 07/29/04

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