Monday, October 15, 2012

Randall

If autumn means less grass, 
we'll simply go back to summer.

Thanks, Katy!

18 comments:

anonymous said...

Hey, hey, Pepperoni and Cheddar over here! How much is an extra topping of Weekend?

speedyrabbit said...

good idea,i'm with you on that!

brandi b said...

Randall was named Endymion in another life. He was the Muse of Keats. I have no idea why Randall's caption reminded me of Endymion. I am an Autumn Girl, m'self.

"...Therefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing
A flowery band to bind us to the earth,
Spite of despondence, of the inhuman dearth
Of noble natures, of the gloomy days,
Of all the unhealthy and o'er-darkened ways:
Made for our searching: yes, in spite of all,
Some shape of beauty moves away the pall
From our dark spirits...."

sallyneary said...

Randall's management style is straightforward--disapproving but clear and fair.

Rabbits' Guy said...

I don't know much but I know I am not going there. Keep Out is Keep Out!

Cheddar33 said...

Cheddar and Pepperoni are my buns. I used to have two more Hollands named Meatball and Noodle. Hah.

anonymous said...

Brandi, you continue to amaze. Why do you have to be an OU fan? A really vociferous OU fan? In every other way you seem an additional noble nature. Mack brown retire? Really, Brandi?

anonymous said...

Hey, hey! Meatballs and Noodles! And a pint of Weekend. Cheddar33, you say you are interested in sushi. Dare we hope?

brandi b said...

I had to look up vociferous. LMAO, I laughed so hard I both snorted and had a coughing fit.
That there is a big ol' college word, Anonymous. You also continue to amaze. The evidence is mounting that you are certainly no Texas Aggie. A higher compliment could not be paid to a Texan.

Related to VOCIFEROUS
Synonyms: blatant, caterwauling, clamant, clamorous, obstreperous, squawking, vociferant, vociferating, yawping (or yauping), yowling

I believe Caterwauling is my favorite.

anonymous said...

Actually, Brandi, some of us Texans would like to hear we are not last in high school graduation, teachers' pay, childrens' health care...you get the drift.

Fleetie said...

Having stuied Latin at school, I think that "vociferous" consists of 2 root words from Latin :

"vox" -> "voci-" : "voice"
"ferre" -> "ferous" - "to carry"

So someone who's vociferous, is someone whose voice carries (a long way), i.e. they're loud.

Actually, "ferre" ("to carry" has a few unrecognisable forms corresponding to different tenses of the verb, e.g. "latus" (perfect participle of "ferre"), giving rise to English words like "transLATE", which kinda means "to CARRY [meaning] across [languages]".

There's also the imperfect tense form ("tulit"), but I can' think of any English words that derive from that at the moment.

But the verb "ferre" leads to MANY words in English.

Fleetie said...

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speedyrabbit said...

Fleetie gladd to see you back here,and now I feel like a school girl with all this education,haha

brandi b said...

I took latin in high school. I made excellent grades, to the amazement of the teacher. She wondered how I could be such a waste of a human being at the same yet making marks and high test scores in her class, all without the slightest effort.

Duh, woman, I CHEATED. I put in the minimal effort at cheating as well.

anonymous said...

Oh, Fleetie, we love you! We want Texans to be like you! Or, if we could only say,"Fleetie is a Texan." Wow, that would be great, but we all know that Fleetie is The Only Bean Who Is One With The Lagomorpha. At least a Texan can share comments with you on DR. Be well!

janet2buns said...

Fleetie! I love etymology. Over here in the colonies the study of Latin fell by the wayside in publicly funded schools quite some time ago. I'm glad that there are still beans around who can interpret such things for us. Thank you!

Fleetie said...

Janet : Apparently it has pretty much disappreared here in England now.

My Dad actually joined the secondary school where I was taught Latin, as a teacher there, but many years after I'd left. He said that Latin was no longer compulsory there, as it was when I was there. Apparently it is hardly taught anywhere these days.

Ijon Tichy the Nth said...

Snurgles to Randall!