HIPPOGRIFF, n. An animal (now extinct) which was half horse and half griffin. The griffin was itself a compound creature, half lion and half eagle. The hippogriff was actually, therefore, a one-quarter eagle, which is two dollars and fifty cents in gold. The study of zoology is full of surprises.
2008 Update: A myth of antiquity manufactured from horse, lion and eagle equivalent to the contemporary mulipoodle, the issue of a topiary and a half-horse half-ass that wanders mercurially braying news, opinion and analysis.
My ticket to first place!
Great name to the machine that is supposed to tell whether you are telling the truth or not.
Seconded. OK, thirded.
But there's no truth to the rumor that Harey Potter is the Easter Bunny. Except maybe to J. K. Rowling.
Lacey Davenport once demanded that the "vacuous baritones" from the TV news networks stop tracking up her house. She was too well mannered to complain in public about the manure ...
Nice genetic segues. Words are just playthings to you, aren't they? xoxo
Hippogrif: Better with two 'f's as in Hippogriff. I go for Hippogryph and Hippogryphe myself, I loved those creatures while they were still around.
Now I do my aimless wandering through the maize of genuine and green topiary found in the nearby gardens; I always avoid making political ramblings.
Sounds like a perfect pet.
A dreamy creature composed of bird, equine and lion elements. I believe I saw one yesterday in Chicago.
Safe journey Dog.
hippograft - A mythical creature, related to the hippogriff, made up of one part hippopotamus and one part crooked politician.
A person who once had a flat, skinny butt, but who has had her hips surgically enhanced.
(Don't look at me. I earned this fat bottom the old-fashioned way.)
So...where's the hippo in this?
And how was Chicago?
My favorite hippogriff fact from Harry Potter is that they are a proud creature that is easily slighted. You must bow in the creature's presence in order to wait for the sign to approach. I love attitude in my mythical creatures.
My only exposure to this creature was in Harry Potter.
Hippogriffs can be fierce!
You had better stop reading those faery tales, you are giving me nightmares.
I want a pet hipogriff i can sick it on the meen old man acros the street that dont like kids.
Quilly, J.K. Rowling's too.
Ariel, I think a polygraph is the colt of a hippogriff and a truth.
Amoeba, I still miss Lindsay Davenport. Our best Senator since Henry Clay.
Mireille, words are the corpuscles of a golem.
Haha, Jim. So you had one as a kid?
Mo'a, so are llamas until you consider hygiene.
I believe you did, Terry. I was right next to you. I made it safely, hope you do as well today.
Poobah, that's one part.
TLP, a weight chart would be a hippograph.
Jenn, Chicago was great, thanks. Join us next time.
Actonbell, that's kind of a double standard, isn't it?
Mutha, I think it must be very liberating to be mythical.
Jamie Dawn, you have to be very careful giving them almonds.
Cooper, at your age a nightmare can only help.
Boy, that's what baseballs are for. And snowballs with rocks in them. And burning bags full of hippogriff waste.
Lindsey Davenport, Dawg? I confess, tennis diplomacy would have to be an advance over what our three Senatorial candidates for President are now promising us. But still ...
Amoeba, I used to screw that up the opposite way when LINDSEY was winning.
quilly took mine...finally a Harry Potter reference and I am offline.
Griff me a hippo!
Minka, with pleasure.
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