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processing...

hurricane...landfalls...debris, deconstructions, fragmentations, hard to really get a fix on without help...

...like Picasso (the philand(fall)dering cubist)...

...whose daughter's name is

Paloma.

"Hurricane, thy name is Paloma," was once uttered by someone of note...

Steak and paloma sammiches...

Every time Popeye was surprised he said, "well, paloma down..."

In Spanish, paloma is "dove;"

In Portuguese, paloma is "prostitute, whore, or meretrix."

Meretrix...now there's a good name for a hurricane, followed by "Pimp Daddy"

way too much java today...help me, Obiwan

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It could be one that smells nice (Paloma is a family of colognes).

George

In Portuguese, paloma is "prostitute, whore, or meretrix."

I'm not sure what to make of this ... where did George do his research?

I hope Paloma doesn't carry disease... :o

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In Spanish, paloma is "dove;"

In Portuguese, paloma is "prostitute, whore, or meretrix."

I'm not sure what to make of this ... where did George do his research?

I'm more wondering where Matilda did her research. I looked up "paloma" in an online Portuguese-English dictionary, and it wasn't found. Also, it said the Portuguese word for prostitute is prostituta. Still, I had fun with the word meretrix....

From Ask Oxford:

meretricious

adjective
showily but falsely attractive.

— ORIGIN from Latin
meretrix
‘prostitute’, from
mereri
‘be hired’.

Meretricious to all, and to all a good night!

My sister-in-law worked for a fragrance company until just recently. She gave me a bottle of Paloma "Minotaure." I wasn't too fond of it, but my wife liked it. :rolleyes:

George

From Ask Oxford:

Minotaur

noun
Greek Mythology - a creature who was half-man and half-bull, kept in a labyrinth on Crete by King Minos and killed by Theseus.

Can you imagine what that would smell like!

(Isn't it amazing what you can learn from a dictionary?!)

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Obie kabie, my 5 degrees to the left sense of humor demands I chime in here.

meretrix, 'prostitute'.....'trix'.....

If my memory from 6 years in French class serves me corrrectly, mere is mother.

Trix cereal.....Trix is for kids.....

Never name a poodle Trixie. I did. Now I know why she ran off.

Ed Norton was married to Trixie.....does that explain why he was always deliriously happy.....

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I'm more wondering where Matilda did her research. I looked up "paloma" in an online Portuguese-English dictionary, and it wasn't found. Also, it said the Portuguese word for prostitute is prostituta.

It was a two story house in Pikes Peak...

actually, I googled "paloma translation" and connected with the Babylon Portuguese English Dictionary

not that google is anything authoritative necessarily, but it'll do in a pinch

you say tomato, I say tomatoe,

you say potato, Quayle spells potatoe,

tomato, potatoe,

paloma, a slutta,

let's call the whole thing off...

...wait...depending on where you consult:

if paloma is a dove of peace

and paloma is a bird that gives a piece

then a collaboration might yield an effin bird...

hence, the origin of the one finger salute...

those clever portu-geese

I vote we change the name from Paloma to Dirty Bird (from the critical Portugreek text message)

I wish you could have seen it in the original, Mark...

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