Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical) wrote,
Keith R.A. DeCandido

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Schott's Miscellany 23 November 2009

The world's first jukebox was unveiled at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco (1889)


As Dire Straits noted: "And after all the violence and double talk, / There's just a song in all the trouble and the strife. / You do the walk, you do the WALK OF LIFE."

When Australian Aboriginals go WALKABOUT, they return to the bush for a time to escape Westernized life. When members of the royal family go WALKABOUT, they leave the comfort of their cars to shake hands with the hoi polloi.

A baseball hitter gets a WALK to first base if he is pitched foru "balls" or is touched by a pitched ball.

DOBBY'S WALK is the area haunted by a goblin--in the 19th century a "dobbie" was a household sprite or apparition.

When batsmen WALK in cricket, they abandon the crease even before the umpire has given them out. As Brian Close once said: "A batsman who knows he is out should walk. That is the way we play the game."

SIGNULTIENT--sobbing, crying
"She gave an annoyingly singultient Oscar acceptance speech."
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