Tuesday, May 26, 2009


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.


the amoeba said...

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

Anonymous said...

"King of Hearts"
just who are the

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 The Una 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!