Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Desperate Housewives Is Back

They're back..... furthermore they're scarier than Arnie.the Housewives from Hell, and they may be existing in your road. What's more now we have the Mother-in-Law, Bree's mum-in-law. Isn't she sublime? This uprooted lamenting. That is the thing that I call the Mammy society at work.i'm on the edge of my seat pondering when Bree is going to be captured on suspicion of homicide. (It need to happen. There was that dreadful scientific expert in the last arrangement who changed Rex's prescription for something that must have helped the heart assault?) I can see it now, elastic gloves and pinny, cleaning out the cell and getting all her kindred prisoners all fanatical and control-freaky and subdued. There will be a considerable measure less space for that "elephant in the lounge room", that she pulls around after her. She'll presumably wind up with an occupation as jail it just me, or are these ladies getting more slender? Is there a boycott on consuming in LA? Have you ever seen such a large number of decently characterized neckline bones in one spot? Possibly its the absence of a fitting eating regimen that helps so much neuroticism, obsessiveness and control-freakery in one road. There's sufficient anxious pressure happening to hotness Russia in its available chilly front. Go ahead young ladies you could profit.

Monday, 25 February 2013

The floozie in the jacuzzi

The floozie (or floosie or floozy) in the jacuzzi is the nickname of the bronze statue, properly called Anna Livia, previously in O'Connell Street, Dublin, Ireland. It personifies the River Liffey, which passes nearby. Birmingham, UK, has a similar statue and has adopted the same nickname for it.

The use of scurrilous nicknames for their public monuments says much about the character of Dubliners, two facets of which are a readiness to deflate pomposity and a love of language. The second of these could be described as a playful seriousness with words and is surely commendable.

The 'floozie', also called 'the hoor in the sewer' (hoor, pronounced who-er, is the local version of whore) was removed in 2001 to make way for an impressively tall column that the city fathers like to call The Spire of Dublin. The local wags competed to rename this even before it was completed as 'the stiletto in the ghetto', 'the erection at the intersection', the 'stiffy by the Liffey', 'the North Pole', 'the nail in the Pale' and so on.

There are many other statues and monuments in Dublin that have been renamed by the public. In fact this is such a well-established game in the many bars of the city that it's hard to imagine any new edifice not being given its own rhyme. Some of the more notable are:

The 'tart with the cart', or 'the dish with the fish' - the statue of Molly Malone, the fictional character of the eponymous song, shown wheeling her wheelbarrow of fish. The 'quare in the square' - the statue of Oscar Wilde in Merrion Park Square (quare is a local pronunciation of queer).The 'prick with a stick' - James Joyce carrying a walking cane. The 'hags with the bags' - the statue of two women with shopping bags near the Halfpenny Bridge. The 'time in the slime' - the ill-fated underwater clock (yes, really) in the River Liffey. 

It isn't only the general public of Dublin who enjoy wordplay. The city has been associated with a huge number of major figures in the world of literature, several of them Nobel laureates, including Samuel Beckett, Brendan Behan, Seamus Heaney, James Joyce , Flann O’Brien, George Bernard Shaw, Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde, W. B. Yeats. Many of these have a humorous and irreverent style and a wilful disregard for grammatical convention enough to make Lynne Truss weak at the knees. Here's an example from Brendan Behan (the self-confessed "drinker with writing problems") who, when asked to define the difference between prose and poetry, is reported as saying:

"There was a young fellah named Rollocks
Who worked for Ferrier Pollocks.
As he walked on the Strand
With his girl by the hand
The tide came up to his knees.
Now that’s prose. If the tide had been in, it would have been poetry."

That incident is part of Irish literary folklore and if you take one of Dublin's enjoyable literary pub-crawls you are sure to hear it repeated. There's precious little evidence to prove that Behan ever said it though and it doesn't appear anywhere in his published work or autobiography - so perhaps best taken with a pinch of salt (or maybe a Guinness or two). The point though is that it is the kind of thing that Behan might well have said and fits exactly into the local literary and social style.

Monday, 30 July 2012


Around 1900, seven brothers named Jacuzzi immigrated to the United States from Italy. They eventually settled on the West Coast in Berkeley, California and became machinists. One of them, Rachele, began making aircraft propellers, inspired by an airshow he had seen at the 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition in nearby San Francisco. They designed a unique propeller known as the "Jacuzzi toothpick". Rachele and his brothers created an aircraft manufacturing company in Berkeley called "Jacuzzi Brothers", which remained in business until 1976, although their product line changed over the years. One accomplishment of the company was the first enclosed cabin monoplane, which was used by the U.S. Postal Service to carry passengers from the San Francisco Bay area to Yosemite National Park.

Friday, 26 August 2011


Jacuzzi is a company that produces whirlpool bathtubs and spas. Its first product was a bath with massaging jets. The term "jacuzzi" is now often used generically to refer to any bathtub with massaging jets.
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