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chained_bear commented on the word king john's archers
See also King John of King John's Archers.
May 5, 2009
reesetee commented on the word king john's archers
Gesticles has a nice ring to it. :-)
November 7, 2008
frindley commented on the word king john's archers
The movie Tous les matins du monde shows such a scene with Lully conducting at the French court (although not the actual historic moment). You can watch it here, with Gérard Depardieu as Lully.
November 6, 2008
bilby commented on the word king john's archers
Oh dear. Smallish gesticles, but devastating nonetheless :-(
French baroque musicians "conducted" by thumping the aforesaid grotty great staff on the floor. Hence the connection with the foot and the grotty but not great case of gangrene.
Stabbed in the foot? While conducting? My, what large gesticles he had.
Oh, you don't want to do that. Did you hear how Lully died of gangrene, after he stabbed himself in the foot while conducting? And that was just a grotty great conducting staff, not even a pointy arrow.
whichbe commented on the word king john's archers
*fires arrow at own foot*
Thank you. I work very hard on obfuscation, and it's nice to be recognized.
I admire your elitist views of non-elitism, chained_bear. Also, I admire your non-elitist views of elitism.
I have to say that's far, far better than spam raining down upon flaming gherkins.
Oh, and frindley, of course you can be one of King John's Archers. The elite is open to any Wordie denizen who wants to be elite. We're no elitists! Which is to say, we're the elite!
As long as we don't get into firkins. I'm not down with firkins.
trivet commented on the word king john's archers
Couldn't help myself - but can't you just see the flaming gherkins raining down upon the spam...
The more, the merrier. Anything's better than merkins.
I was waiting for that, trivet. :-D
What about gherkins?
Oh, right. The jerkins. That will help.
Well... I think we could put AVOK on the front and JAHG on the back. So that it says "The Ancient and Venerable Order of King" and then "John's Archers in the Heart of Gallantry."
And don't forget we'll have jerkins as well.
November 5, 2008
Excellent! I await my embroidered tabard. But how will that acronym ever fit on our standard? Or our standard-bearer, for that matter?
Ooh, me, me, me – can I be elite too? **jumps up and down on short Welsh pit pony legs to attract attention**
A tabard! I shall be so elegant. *hippety-hops happily*
Absolutely. In fact, I'm having some tabards embroidered with AVOKJAHG, for us to wear over our leather jerkins.
Of course this is short for The Ancient and Venerable Order of King John's Archers of the Heart of Gallantry.
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And by "elite," I mean basically anyone who wants to join the fun. See also Arsenal for Civil Defunse.
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