shepherd's pie love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A meat pie baked with a crust of mashed potatoes.

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  • noun A meat pie having a mashed potato crust, especially one made with lamb or mutton.

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  • noun pie of hash covered with mashed potatoes and browned in the oven


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  • Bilby pie is like shepherd's pie... except bilby pie has more hair.

    October 9, 2008

  • I don't know, shepherds tend to be pretty hairy.

    October 9, 2008

  • *wails* Don't taste me, bro!

    October 9, 2008

  • Bro? Who you callin' Bro?!

    October 9, 2008

  • Uhh, my broadly-supportive Wordie colleagues.

    October 9, 2008

  • nice one, bil (the original pun, I mean).

    October 9, 2008

  • Ha!

    October 9, 2008

  • *snort*

    October 9, 2008

  • A bit of dialog from the Goon Show:

    "Admit it, you're a German spy."

    "I'm not a spy, I'm a shepherd!"

    "Aha! A shepherd-spy!"

    October 9, 2008

  • TODD: What is that?

    MRS LOVETT: It's fop.

    Finest in the shop.

    Or we have some shepherd's pie peppered

    With actual shepherd

    On top.

    And I've just begun

    Here's a politician – so oily

    It's served with a doily

    Have one?

    TODD: Put it on a bun.

    Well, you never know if it's going to run.

    MRS LOVETT: Try the friar.

    Fried, it's drier.

    TODD: No, the clergy is really

    Too coarse and too mealy.

    MRS LOVETT: Then actor –

    It's compacter.

    TODD: Yes, and always arrived overdone

    Now Stephen Sondheim's a man who belongs on Wordie – what a lyricist – such internal rhyming – oh wait, I'm going to swoon – pass me a pie!

    (Angela Lansbury and George Hearn sing the full song on YouTube. Or if you prefer, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham-Carter from Tim Burton's film.)

    October 9, 2008