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  • a yodeling warble

    June 9, 2009

  • In Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal, by Christopher Moore, pg. 239 (NY: Harper Collins, 2002): ""At first I arranged the monks in a large pile, trying to keep the elbows and knees out of the eyes and yarbles, out of respect and in the spirit of the infinitely compassionate Buddha and stuff." Seems "yarbles" is from Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange, in which "Nadsat" takes yarbles from Russian "yarblicka," for apples, meaning testicles.

    October 26, 2020