Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Belladonna

BELLADONNA, n. In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues.

2009 Update: A natural poison used by philosophers to simulate temperance.

12 comments:

the amoeba said...

BELLADONNA, n. Heartmedication; depending on the dose, may quicken or still.

Anonymous said...

Battle/Belladonna--see
"King of Hearts"
just who are the
crazies?????????
Peace

Nessa said...

Beauty is often deadly.

weirsdo said...

As opposed to hemlock, used to strengthen arguments against metaphysics?

Tom & Icy said...

Belladonna mixed with Bellalagosi makes my blood chill

sauerkraut said...

Belladonna: the twin sister of Madonna who knows how to dress properly (ie, the undies go underneath).

Jim said...

I will take the Italian belladonnas any day!
Especially when they are riding a motorscooter, looking so serious like and going someplace fast.
..

Verdi said...

La donna e mobile, Jim.

TLP said...

Belladonna. It just sounds lovely, doesn't it? Sounds can be deceiving.

Cooper said...

It's always sounded deadly to me.

Doug said...

Therapeutic, in either case, Amoeba.

Bear, I know the crazies when I see them. Or eat with them.

And ugly always the truth, Nessa?

Interchangeably, I reckon, Weirsdo.

Sort of an Icy Icee for vampires.

I wonder why she's not famous, Sauerkraut.

Jim, they always seem in a rush around me, too.

Ere tu, Verdi?

That was really clever, TLP. I hope folks listen to you close.

As do you, Coop.

Ariel the Thief said...

Bellalagosi LOL!