yes--it's a candy, a Mentos-like object. in all the countries of the world, there are imitations of well-known American confectionary products, some with similar names (e.g. "Kicker" is a Korean rip-off of "Kit-Kat"), some with names which are preposterously unconnected. I though the name in this case was a bad one--considering the tragic story behind it--to use for any product, and it turned out the candy sucked, giving a bizarre validity to its name.
I guess it was a failure of a joke, needing such extensive footnotes ;_;
ETA: John, I did consider the vague Greekness of "Mentos" itself, and perhaps the makers of "Euridice" did as well, though even so, it's an odd pull from the bag. Google is not helping; the product has stormed all original definitions
I do not have my lexicon with me, unfortunately. μέντοι is a particle that I've forgotten the precise function of. I think it can be used to connect two clauses. Don't think there's a μέντος or μέντως, unless it's in modern Greek. I think that madmouth was speaking of an actual candy called Euridice?
Doesn't mentos have some meaning in Greek, in addition to being a breath mint? But this just struck me as a nice bit of freely-associated doggerel. And I love the phrase "copy-off." And I love that the list it's on is called "Jejuju"--I have no idea what that means, either, and Gooble isn't helping.
Lardsome, rolig. That's what you're missing. ;) Just kidding... I don't get it (probably) either, but it's an amusing passage, indeed. It reminded me of a one-liner my college friend used to utter, "Euripides? Eumenides!"
I don't think I get it. I know who Eurydice is, so I understand the "looking back with silent tears" reference, and Mentos is a candy, right? (though it sounds like the name of some mythological figure, the Greek god of the mind, perhaps), but am I am not sure what the original reference is to. What am I missing?
an inferior Mentos copy-off, lacking citric acid (and including one really ambiguous, lardsome flavour they tell me is supposed to be 'mango'. the foreboding of the title has come to fruition--I've looked back on my purchase, with silent tears.