Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Calliope

Calliope, n. One of the nine Muses, who has had a narrow escape from the dread immortality of having a steam whistle named in her honor. Happily the name is popularly so mispronounced as to defeat the malevolent intent.

2005 Update: The soundtrack to the merry-go-round and perdition.

19 comments:

Sreekesh Menon said...

a muse and a soundtrack, i could use that to get my foot into the world of music.

Doug said...

Sreekesh, Get on the merry-go-round, then.

GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...

Calliope, n. A soft fruit with a thin protective...oh wait, nevermind--that's CANTILOPE. Terribly sorry.

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Sar said...

Inspiration behind Supercalifragalisticexpialadocious.

A Little Bar of Soap said...

Doug, that bumper sticker can be found here:

http://www.bumprstickrz.com/religiousbumperstickers.html

God bless you!

actonbell said...

Actually, I think calliope is a really neat-sounding word. It would be a strange name, though--one little accident, and the poor girl might be stuck with a moniker like Calamity Calliope.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Hope the merry-go-round doesn't calliopsis.

Doug said...

Gabriel, hey, it happens.

Sar, I thought that was an abbreviation.

Thanks, little bar of soap. Bless you too.

Lucinda, that sounds like a song. Of course, Times New Roman Calliope is nice too.

Doug said...

Tan Lucy, we crossed on the ether. Been too long since we had a good pun.

Dog Face Girl said...

I don't get it

weirsdo said...

What do we ride on that merry-go-round? Handbaskets and good intentions?

Sar said...

Wow, with that many letters that'd be one helluv an abbreviation! Tell me, is the song stuck in your head now?

Doug said...

Dog face, have you met Pansi yet?

Weirsdo, handbaskets, good intentions and disemboweled unicorns, all to the same sweet strains.

Doug said...

Sar, the guy who wrote that song was on NPR yesterday afternoon. He also wrote "It's a Small World," which is the more virulent strain. Fortunately, someone reminded me of the hymn "Morning Has Broken" today which is stuck in my head and welcome there.

Sar said...

Great, well that backfired on me 'cause now "Morning..." is stuck in my head.

karma said...

Call me anything but don't call me Calliope.

- blackbird has spoken

Doug said...

Sar, see what you get. Even Karma's out to get you.

Dunno, K, that looked like heroic poetry you were posting last week. Like the first bird.

groovebunny said...

Ohh good to see a Greek Muse up for udpated definition. :)

Doug said...

We all need a trim, now and then, Groovebunny. I'm honored to have you here.