|Subject: Double entendre...|
Posted Jul 26, 2004 by Cupid Stunt
I don't even know where to begin...
*puts sellotape over mouth in attempt to keep it clean*
But seriously, great pudding
Now, now! Don't start. Even I have managed to keep it clean so far, unlike with A2086247.
Does anybody have the OED (you should pardon the expression)handy? m-w.com shows the "Chiefly British" use of the word "dick" as meaning "fellow, chap". So at least once upon a time this was a neutral word. The recipe calls for rolling the dough "into a cylinder". Is this cylinder the source of our linguistic and eponymic confusion? If only the dish could be served to a chorus of "ooh's" and "aah's" rather than snickers. (I'd better quit. Everything sounds like a double entendre now!)
You mean this is all a load of eponymous bosh?
Actually the artist's brother, but Eponymymous was only his nickname...his real name was The-Garden-of-Earthly-Delights.
Now you're just being a clever dick .
...being that his name was so long, people called him by his initials, but since it was so ungainly to call "Hey, T.G.O.E.D.!" they gave him his other nickname -- Acronymous.
Thanks for poiting out the innuendo entry, I'll be busy sniggerring and making jokes for the next few hours...
I suppose I should have had an innuendo in there, but I had trouble getting it in...
Some people say I have an obsession with double entendre. Well, they're right! I've got a big one!
Thanks All for chiming in!
Hey GOT! It may be that the reverse is true. Perhaps it was the shape, coloring, etc., of the desert that became the historical source for the euphamism!?!?
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