[despammed] Re: Singing in foreign langs. was Re: Greetings
|From:||Garth Wallace <gwalla@...>|
|Date:||Monday, January 13, 2003, 18:14|
Sally Caves wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John Cowan" <jcowan@...>
>>Christophe Grandsire scripsit:
>>>"Alouette" is just the French name for "lark". Admit the word sounds
>>>better in French :))) .
>>Very true. But "lark's vomit" [lA:kswOmIt] sounds much more appropriate
>>as a candy ingredient in English.
> WHAT?????? <G> I'm not getting a reference, here, I don't think. Candy
> Ingredient. Hmmm. Joke?? Word in a foreign language? German? lakswomit.
> "Meadowlark" is a beautiful word for me."
I believe the "lark's vomit" thing comes from a Monty Python skit about
a candy company. It was one of the fillings in their chocolates.
I prefer "Lark's Tongues in Aspic" ;)