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  • Say no more. :-)

    June 11, 2009

  • I desperately want someone to add resident Walloon to some list or other.

    June 11, 2009

  • This sounds like a name in a Marx Bros. movie. (Though I must say Walloon sword has a certain something. Isn't CharlesFerdinand our resident Walloon? – If he's not a Habsburg archduke in disguise!)

    June 11, 2009

  • From dictionary.com: "A heavy rapier of the 17th century, having a swept guard with two perforated plates. Also called a Walloon sword. Named after Gottfried Heinrich, Graf zu Pappenheim (1594–1632), German leader in the Thirty Years' War"

    June 11, 2009

  • The next time I have the opportunity to use the phrase "rapier wit" I'm going to insert pappenheimer in place of rapier! *snort* It will probably happen to Mr dontcry tonight! Let's hope he's not a grump and says something witty...I may have to set him up...

    June 11, 2009

  • Sounds like puppy. Strikes fear into the hearts of furniture everywhere.

    July 24, 2007

  • Nice word. Like some other weapons, it sounds deceptively ridiculous. To wit, blunderbuss.

    July 24, 2007