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I Wish They All Could Be Caledonian...Not...

Post 5261

Seamus...the forbidden



Not rugby players then...

...athletes possibly

Seamus


I Wish They All Could Be Caledonian...Not...

Post 5262

Seamus...the forbidden



Should have been a "?" after that last remark

Seamus


I Wish They All Could Be Caledonian...Not...

Post 5263

Oom Foofoo

Can you be a wee tiny bit more specific?


I Wish They All Could Be Caledonian...Not...

Post 5264

Wumbeevil

Hmm, vehicles and animals? Is this anything to do with the Liverpool fans coming here tonight to nick our motors? smiley - winkeye

At least two of them are footballers, so are we looking for a club?


I Wish They All Could Be Caledonian...Not...

Post 5265

Oom Foofoo

Nah yer man Seamus had it pretty much dead on - the answer was British athletes:

a) Jarod Deacon

b) Rob Denmark

c) Darren Chin

d) Mark Hilton

e) R Henry (cant remember his first name but it deffo begins with R)

f) Dwain Chambers

g) Colin Jackson

h) Jason Gardener

Vehicles and Animals is an album by Athlete.

smiley - smiley


I Wish They All Could Be Caledonian...Not...

Post 5266

Seamus...the forbidden

smiley - yikes Didn't realise I'd found the answer.I thought there might be something more complicated involved.

Now I suppose I'll have to set a question.

Seamus

smiley - runs off in panic



poitou-charente

Post 5267

Seamus...the forbidden



I'm looking for a flower which legend says was named after a lady. She was the mistress of somebody who had a half-brother.

Now,if I tell you this half-brother's name, you might smell a rat. So I'm going to make it (relatively) a little more difficult.

The three statements below have in common the fact that they can each lead you to this lady's name. So find the connection and you find the lady.

The writer Edgar Wallace had a half-brother who was also an author.

The artist John Roddam Spencer-Stanhope had a neice who was also a painter.

The singer-songwriter Pete Seeger had a half sister who was also a singer-songwriter.

Now this lady appears to have had quite a few flowers named after her, and I'm looking for one particular flower, as I regard all the others as usurpers. To help you find the particular flower I'm looking for I give you the following phrase.


Ex Caelis Oblatus

Seamus


poitou-charente

Post 5268

The Ghost of Polidari

The 3 people appear to be :

Evelyn De Morgan
Marriott Edgar and
Peggy Seeger

which is as far as I've got...


poitou-charente

Post 5269

Oom Foofoo

I have Ruth Crawford instead of Peggy Seeger.


poitou-charente

Post 5270

Oom Foofoo

Is there a mermaid connection?


poitou-charente

Post 5271

Seamus...the forbidden


smiley - ghostis spot on with the names.

Don't know who Ruth Crawford is.

No mermaids involved that I know of.

Seamus


poitou-charente

Post 5272

Oom Foofoo

Doh! Ruth Crawford is Peggy's mum.

From what I can remember from Latin, 'ex caelis oblatus' means something like 'offered from the sky'.


poitou-charente

Post 5273

Oom Foofoo

Is it a clematis?


poitou-charente

Post 5274

Oom Foofoo

And the lady is Fair Rosamond Clifford? So would it be the Fair Rosamond Clematis?


poitou-charente

Post 5275

Seamus...the forbidden



Not a clematis.

Seamus


poitou-charente

Post 5276

Oom Foofoo

Fair Rosamond Rose?

I still cant find a connection to the latin thing anywhere.


poitou-charente

Post 5277

Pinniped


* can't resist a bit of pedantry *

Ex caelis oblatEs means "offered by the sky", as in foundlings. Eco (as in Umberto) is an acronym from it, yeah? Oblati/Oblates are also people who offer themselves to God; monks and nuns etc

But oblatUs would mean "oval-shaped"...probably. Latin not a strong suit, but possibly there's deeper word-play here?

As for Poitou-Charente, that's a bit of Western France, right? With Poitiers in it.

* Thinkx : only we'd better not get onto France with Seamus again... * smiley - winkeye


Lancaster and York

Post 5278

Seamus...the forbidden


The Poitou-Charente bit was a clue to Fair Rosamund, who came between Anjou (Henry of) and Aquitane (Eleanor of), as does Poitou-Charente.

There seems to be an eco in here, I'd follow it if I were you.

Oh and Pin, I thought our last trip to France was quite amusing, perhaps we should ask Al*c along next time.

Seamussmiley - cheers


Lancaster and York

Post 5279

mikeypie

*pops over to see if Seamus is interested in answering my question F51431?thread=247151&post=3133584#p3133584 and getting this monkey off my back* smiley - mouse


Lancaster and York

Post 5280

Wumbeevil

This place is making even less sense now than it did last night when I was smiley - drunk

*goes off on search of a solution in the fridge*

Is it a rose? it's always a bleedin' rose.

...or Morning Glory seed consumption

...or the Monkey Puzzle on Mikey's back


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