Wednesday, November 11, 2009

All Hail Macaronicus

Word of the Day: macaronic. From New Latin, 1517 coinage, macaronicus, from Italian (Neapolitan dialect) maccarone (“‘coarse dumpling’”). Text spoken or written using a mixture of languages, sometimes including bilingual puns. (Greek is "Ouk élabon polin, alla gar elpis éphè kaka." = French is "Où qu'est la bonne Pauline? A la gare elle pisse et fait caca." Haha.)

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