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  • spedénan p.part. < spedenati

    (overly) neat and tidy

    impf. is pedenati, which ultimately comes from the German bedienen, "to serve".

    June 25, 2008

  • Like Jerry Seinfeld?

    Or....hmmmm....sounds like..... "barb..?"

    June 25, 2008

  • it's usually used as a barb, dc. The friend who was trying to explain it to me said it referred to the way things are (or are thought to be) in Switzerland: orderly but a little boring.

    June 25, 2008

  • Thanks, rolig!

    But in the case of a barb

    I was calling out to yarb

    Whose feet are just so

    As never to have toe


    BTW: I LOVE Switzerland! Lost an entire summer there once. So I can see how its abject beauty could lead to boredom, I mean who could you possibly snark at? (I know, I know: "At whom could one possibly snark?" I'm not stupid -- just on a snarky journey...

    June 25, 2008

  • There's nothing Swiss about my toes (which is not to say I don't admire the Swiss and their orderly land of swept streets, on-time trains and quiet evenings).

    June 25, 2008

  • Oh, yarbo,

    I know

    your toe

    is not so


    as you'd

    have us

    think so.

    The Swiss

    would never miss

    an opportunity

    to prove to thee

    that toejam

    is nothing more than


    June 25, 2008

  • (Deepening my tenor's voice)

    Welcome to Wordie by night, the poetry special.

    June 25, 2008

  • Oh, the things I miss when I'm sleeping.... ;-)

    June 25, 2008

  • I like the sound of yarbo.

    June 25, 2008

  • Yes, reesetee, you missed my deepened voice. What a pity.

    June 25, 2008