Juno drank a cup of nectar,2008 Update: Coffee after first rising or blood before speaking peace.
But the draught did not affect her.
Juno drank a cup of rye —
Then she bad herself good-bye.—J.G.
Redefining misanthropy for a fresh generation. Standard posts begin with a definition from Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary followed by a modern adjustment. Miscellany on Wednesday and storytelling on Saturday.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
NECTAR, n. A drink served at banquets of the Olympian deities. The secret of its preparation is lost, but the modern Kentuckians believe that they come pretty near to a knowledge of its chief ingredient.
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Love your definition. personally i think any drink accompanied by a ambigious song, like for instance "the wizard staff has a knob at the end", turns water into mind altering liquids.
*starts singing and grins*
The daily cocktail.
Yes. You got it right this time. Or, coffee - helping you get going for the airport shuttle, after never going to bed! What are YOU doing up so early!
the part of the body which connects the head to the trunk
any of various dark-colored viscid products obtained by the destructive distillation of certain organic substances
NECTAR! Ack! Go wash your neck immediately, young man! And use soap!
I cannot top Minka or Quilly or even come close...so I shall just say Hi!!!!!
Have a lovely time in the land of Fire and Ice, Terry.
peach or apricot ...THEN the espresso to try to get awake. xoxo
Nectar for southerners:
beer - the cheaper the better
mint julep - for the hoity toity crowd
sweet tea - grown in Charleston, SC and regularly consumed by Jamie Dawn
creek water - used for drinkin' & bathin'
I saw that David from Australia stopped by last night.
I hope he becomes a regular here because he is quite a wordsmith. His puns are amazingly witty.
Candy is dandy but nectar is quicker.
Nothing smells better than coffee in the morning however.
Ah, Monika is first! All is right with the world.
TLP, you can buy a lot of that down in Costa Ricka (sic).
Nectar, I too take mine from a cup but often hours from when I first get up.
NECTAR, n. Lipstick. See (FORMER) GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK.
In Latin, there are two coordinating conjunctions that mean "either ... or", and one (nec ... nec) that means "neither ... nor". To remember these, the (usually teenaged) student of Latin is urged to recall what happens when two physically-attracted students of (generally) opposing genders are discovered by a senior person, opposed to both:
"Vel, vel!" (the "v" is pronounced "w")
What word were we talking about again??
The stuff my hummingbirds love.
Nectar, sweet when comes out of your mouth, kills when goes in your ears.
Minka, is the next line as "ambiguous" as the first?
Weirsdo, you guys are kind of the Nick and Nora of the academy, aren't you?
Travel safe, Terry. See you in Chicago.
Quilly, it's a wonder a professional biologist and an amateur chemist can find happiness together. Truly a blessing for visitors.
Well, hello, Mo'a.
And the treacly taste off your tongue, huh, Mireille?
JD, after nearly eight years in California, I doubt I can still hold my southern sweet tea.
TLP, seasons come and seasons go but dawn still breaks before day.
G, I miss hours.
Amoeba, without question the subtlest Spitzer joke in days.
Speaking of nectar, Mistress Anna, welcome back.
Alana, just go with your instinct.
Cooper, mine too. I've come a long way from the day I thought the hummingbird was a glorified moth.
Too true, Ariel.
If you worked at this "academy" you'd need a drink at the end of the day too.
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