Thursday, August 16, 2007

Stuck a feather in his cap....

Maybe this is silly but I'm just psyched. I learned something new
today!

I found out what "Macaroni" means in the song Yankee Doodle!

A "Macaroni" in the period of king George (of tea taxing fame)
was an excessively stylish gentleman. Those who aspired to
high fashion (and succeeded) were a Macaroni.

I suspect that the point of Yankee Doodle was that he aspired
to high fashion... and failed. ;-)

5 Comments:

Blogger Ymarsakar said...

Wen Spencer's new book, Endless Blue, was pretty good. Wrote a review right now, actually, on my blog.

11:29 AM  
Blogger Synova said...

I like everything she's done so far. I can't wait to check out Endless Blue. I can't afford hardcovers at this point so I hope I don't have to wait too long.

10:21 PM  
Anonymous Ymar said...

You aren't going to read the electronic format?

11:24 AM  
Blogger Synova said...

And where do I get that? ;-)

I've only bought e-books from Baen so far. _Endless Blue_ is from a different publisher, isn't it?

7:31 PM  
Blogger Ymarsakar said...

I got an email from Baen webscriptions for November 2007, that had Endless Blue as one of their ARCs.

5:57 PM  

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