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  • HA!

    January 17, 2010

  • "'The minister's cat is an ... alagruous cat.'

    Bree gave him a lifted brow, taking her eyes briefly off the road. 'Scots again?'

    'It's a Scottish game,' Roger said. 'Alagruous—grim or woebegone. Your turn. Letter B.'

    ... He could see the wheels turning in her mind, then the gleam in her narrowed blue eyes as inspiration struck. '...coccygodynious cat.'

    Roger narrowed his own eyes, trying to work that one out.

    'A cat with a wide backside?' ... 'A cat that's a pain in the ass.'"
    —Diana Gabaldon, Drums of Autumn (NY: Dell, 1997), 67

    January 17, 2010