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[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 > > much > >>>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" ;)