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[*ggl* they're playing the "Jaynesville" episode on "Firefly" right now... in fact, they're playing "The Ballad of Jayne", while the crew listens in horror. As the good doctor says: "This must be what going mad feels like." *L* As Wash says, grinning: "We gotta find a crappy town where I'm a hero!"]
[*ggl* Now it's the episode where they're flashing back to when the crew of Serenity got together... and there's Wash with the cheesiest haircut, mustache and Hawaiian shirt you've ever seen... plus a goofy attitude... *G*]
Anyway, back to the subject at hand. Gilly, you're going to love this! I was looking up a few strange Scottish folklore words, like "trows" and "gabble ratchet", as well as "Gabriel's hounds", and came across...
THE DICTIONARY OF PHRASE AND FABLE BY E. COBHAM BREWER
FROM THE NEW AND ENLARGED EDITION OF 1894
Soooooo cool... just... dive in!
[ETA: Ummmm.... here - *G*: http://kenji.cnu.ac.kr/my/references/index.htm
- just pick a letter and check it out!]
|Date:||November 23rd, 2005 12:29 am (UTC)|| |
*smacks face* DUH! *goes to paste it in!*
HOLY F*CKING.. !!!
*dives in to have fun*
Gillie (g hard). A servant or attendant; the man who leads a pony about when a child is riding. A gillie-wet-foot is a barefooted Highland lad.
"These gillie-wet-foots, as they were called, were destined to beat the bushes." - Sir Walter Scott: Waverley, chap. xiii.
Gillies' Hill In the battle of Bannockburn (1314) King Robert Bruce ordered all the servants, drivers of carts, and camp followers to go behind a height. When the battle seemed to favour the Scotch, these servants, or gillies, desirous of sharing in the plunder, rushed from their concealment with such arms as they could lay hands on; and the English, thinking them to be a new army, fled in panic. The height in honour was ever after called The Gillies' Hill. (Sir Walter Scott: Tales of a Grandfather, x.)
Gillyflower (g soft) is not the Julyflower, but the French giroflée, from girofle (a clove), called by Chaucer "gilofre." The common stock, the wallflower, the rocket, the clove pink, and several other plants are so called. (Greek karuophullon; Latin, caryophyllum, the clove gillyflower.)
"The fairest flowers o' the season
Are our carnations and streaked gillyflowers."
Shakespeare: Winter's Tale, iv. 2.
Rosamond (Fair). Higden, monk of Chester, says: “She was the fayre daughter of Walter, Lord Clifford, concubine of Henry II., and poisoned by Queen Elianor, A.D. 1177. Henry made for her a house of wonderful working, so that no man or woman might come to her. This house was named Labyrinthus, and was wrought like unto a knot in a garden called a maze. But the queen came to her by a clue of thredde, and so dealt with her that she lived not long after. She was buried at Godstow, in an house of nunnes, with these verses upon her tombe:-
“Hic jacet in tumba Rosa mundi, non Rosa munda;
Non redolet, sed olet, quae redole'rë solet.”
Here Rose the graced, not Rose the chaste, reposes;
The smell that rises is no smell of roses. E. C. B.
Rosamond Clifford is introduced by Sir Walter Scott in two of his novels- The Talisman and Woodstock.
“Jane Clifford was her name, as books aver
Fair Rosamond was but her nom de guerre."
Dryden: Epilogue to Henry II.
"Here Rose the graced, not Rose the chaste, reposes;
The smell that rises is no smell of roses."
*ROTFLMAO!!!!!* That last line kills me!!!!
"Fair Rosamond was but her nom de guerre"
Well, that's apt! Ah, but wait, I just caught that... "nom de guerre"... NOT "nom de plume"... very, very clever!
Squeee!!!! But, where's:
"Gilly: A very silly, wonderful person, much enamored with Dominic Monaghan, strange words, and all types of books"
Not even a Gillymonster definition? Shame! *G*
yay Jaynesville is my FAVOURITE!!!!!
*L*! It's great. Darn it... somebody on my list told me about going to a Firefly convention, and somebody dressing up as... the statue of Jayne! *L*!!!! I'm assuming they pretty much dressed up and rolled around in the mud and came like that - brilliant!