Re: sup on flounders?
- From: "Edward Hennessey" <seesigline@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2006 20:15:57 GMT
"Einde O'Callaghan" <einde.ocallaghan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote
in message news:43h3iiF1npd94U1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> flemming chr. nielsen wrote:
> > Please, take a look at the following situation:
> > A minstrel has finished a song, and it is characterized as
> > Flat as the foot of a man with his mind made up. Did you sup
> > last night?"
> > I guess, that "flat as the foot of a man with his mind made
up" means, that
> > outside influence is impossible. But does the last sentence
mean, that he
> > has been unable to fall asleep?
> > I don't see a clear connection between the two sentences.
Maybe it's a sort
> > of pun.
> One additional comment that hasn't really been memntioned.
"Sup" is a
> rather old-fashioned word that now generally means "to drink",
> also has an even older meaning, i.e. "to eat supper", supper
> evening meal, often eaten relatively late.
Though my prehistoric memories are wanting, I've only heard "sup"
eating...with the unmentionable exception of the teeny-bopped who
abuse it as a truncation of the already microcephalic greeting