Mar122013

Lord Akeldamaisms

Recently, Gentle Reader, the fabulous Thalassa collected a list of Akeldamaisms from the Parasol Protectorate books. I thought you might find them as fun as I did. A she says, “the italics are implied.”

1 little tea biscuit
2 little dipped biscuit
3 dumpling
4 pudding
5 creamy pudding cup
6 dearest custard cup
7 little cream puff
8 creampuff
9 little marmalade pot
10 sugarplums
11 darling sugar lump
12 little Italian pastry
13 little crumpet
14 captivating crumpet
15 poppadom
16 plum puff
17 gherkin
18 pickled gherkin
19 diminutive gherkin
20 darling little kumquat
21 plum
22 sugarplumiest of the plums
23 sweet citron
24 little blueberry
25 little clementine

Punch Pants
Punch 1853

26 blushing pumpkin
27 peaches
28 darling plum nubbin
29 little pomegranate seed
30 snow drop
31 little snowdrop
32 little dewdrop
33 sugardrop
34 sugar drop*
35 dearest pudding drop
36 petal
37 petunia petal
38 little pumpernickel
39 little periwinkle
40 flower
41 petunia
42 high-powered political daffodil
43 dear daffodil
44 little tulip
45 primrose
46 little lilac bush
47 dearest marigold
48 blooming marigold
49 darling marigold
50 honeysuckle

1780s  The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1780s The Metropolitan Museum of Art

51 dear bluebell
52 dandelion fluff
53 little buttercups
54 little cowslip
55 darling chamomile bud
56 rosebud
57 rose hip
58 blossom
59 charming blossoms
60 squash blossom
61 petunia blossom
62 little cherry blossom
63 darling pea blossom
64 darling pumpkin blossom
65 darling Chamomile Button
66 darling toffee button
67 darling toggle button
68 butterball
69 my dove
70 lupine darlings
71 poppet
72 pet
73 sweetlings
74 honey bee
75 little pigeon

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Maurice 1987 Screen Still

76 darling girl
77 dabble-duck
78 duckling
79 ducky darling
80 puggle darling
81 little puggle
82 puggle precious
83 darling sweet pea
84 little robin’s egg
85 pudding cheeks
86 fabulous darling
87 silly child
88 dear
89 fuzzy darlings
90 furry darlings
91 Dolly
92 lovely boys
93 love
94 droney poos
95 princess
96 pearl
97 sweetheart
98 treasure
99 ravishing one
100 fluffy cockatoo
101 lightning bug
102 dear child
103 little lovebirds

This does not, of course, include his general verboseness with you, Gentle Reader, during his occasional hijacking of my blog for the Dear Lord Akeldama column. (Yes I know, it’s been a while. We’ve been busy decorating together.)

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .
1853Punch November 1853
Punch November 1853

Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Hedgehot Food
Food gathering for hedgehogs, via the itnerwebs

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Platy Soft Bottle

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
The Other Side of the Story

PROJECT ROUND UP
Waistcoats & Weaponry ~ The Finishing School Book the Third: Writing rough draft.
Curtsies & Conspiracies ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Release date November 2013. Await ARCs.
Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 3: (AKA Blameless) Available serialized through YenPlus. Print edition possibly Nov. 2013.
Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Delayed. Why? Begin rewrite in 2014.


BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT on the Parasol Protectorate series! Really, DON’T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven’t read the other books first!

The Omnibus hardback editions are limited run through the SciFi Bookclub only.

The manga editions, both now available in print.

Most short stories available in ebook form world wide!

The first Finishing School book ~ OUT NOW, The second Finishing School book ~ Nov. 5, 2013?

Book News:
Curtsies & Conspiracies, the second Finishing School book has been give a tentative release date, Nov. 5th 2013.

Quote of the Day:
“Epact. The Eleven days which the solar year contains more than the lunar one.”
~ Mangnall’s Questions, 1830

 
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