Introducing the surprisingly non-naughty Lingus.
It doesn’t even have a tongue.
In nubuck with latex soles, from the French shoe brand Arche, it’s an autumn must-have for milady who collects Oddly Named Shoes. Available as shown in the color “belette,” which is French for “weasel.” You could look it up.
Well, it certainly took a cunning linguist to come up with that one.
And it doesn't even have a tongue!
Posted by: Namer X | July 23, 2010 at 01:59 PM
Man, a truly interesting way to look at some thing that most people find difficult to comprehend. Before this post, I never quite envisaged lingus this way.
Posted by: Emmanuel Peterson | July 24, 2010 at 10:14 AM
I wear mostly Arche shoes... an especially cunning feature is that the nubuck models (most of their line) is washable. (I use a bucket of mild soapy water and a gentle brush.)
And of course you know the difference between a group of midgets and a women's track team?
Posted by: Duchesse | July 25, 2010 at 02:56 PM
I must admit, Duchesse, I do. But don't they need to be "clever" midgets? Or, what's the favored term these days, Little People? A group of crafty Little People? Hmm, maybe you could say Santa's Elves.
Reminds me of a joke we used to tell in Chicago about Mayor Jane Byrne, which I later heard told about Sarah Palin - contrasting each of them with the Panama Canal.
Posted by: Namer X | July 25, 2010 at 10:20 PM
Duchesse and Namer X: Puzzlemaster Will Shortz's current challenge for NPR Weekend Sunday listeners is to devise exactly that sort of riddle, in which the answer is a spoonerism: http://n.pr/bPK1ho
For example, "What's the difference between an ornithologist and a loser in a spelling bee?" The answer: "One is a bird watcher, and the other is a word botcher."
It should go without saying that the submissions need to be G-rated.
Posted by: Nancy Friedman | July 26, 2010 at 07:29 AM
Yes, clever... and G rated is no fun at all.
Posted by: Duchesse | July 26, 2010 at 09:13 AM