December 20, 2004


We can't think of anything particularly compelling to say. And every time we open our mouths, it results in gardyloo. So we're taking a sizable break. Happy holidays.

Posted by DrMabuse at December 20, 2004 07:07 AM


Posted by: Kevin Holtsberry at December 20, 2004 08:20 AM

Yup, gardyloo. If you ever visit Edinburgh, ask around.

Posted by: Ed at December 20, 2004 08:26 AM

Gardyloo is my new favorite word -- and toast (well, right after "To Klinkenborg!"). The definition:

Main Entry: gar·dy·loo
Pronunciation: "gär-dE-'lü
Function: interjection
Etymology: perhaps from French garde à l'eau! look out for the water!
-- used in Edinburgh as a warning cry when it was customary to throw slops from the windows into the streets

Posted by: gwenda at December 20, 2004 12:41 PM

but... but... I've been waiting patiently for the return of drunken writer night ...

how will I go on?

Posted by: chance at December 20, 2004 01:21 PM

"Slops" - there's euphemism for you.

Hope you have a good break and festive season, Ed.

Posted by: Rory at December 20, 2004 06:02 PM