Thursday, February 24, 2005


A new addition to the Big Book of Bunkum:

musheteer (n.) a timid bedfellow addicted to pot-boiler pulp fiction magazine articles and soft-cover knight-in-shining-armor/damsel-in-distress connubial castle bliss novels

e.g. It was one of those fabled Bollywood Cinderella stories about a Prince of passionate glances (a wealthy, worldly, somewhat flashy, hollow lifestyle hero with the unfortunate habit of preening himself far too often in front of long mirrors), a stunningly gorgeous but simperingly chaste snob in a sari surrounded by oodles of extras singing from shop windows or some odd characters tripping the light fantastic around a hurly-burly street in Calcutta ...but Rottweiler Jutland, an avid musheteer, summoned his strength of mind in order to make his way through the labyrinth of complicated subplots not to mention fully appreciate a plethora of throwaway observations regarding grrrrl power that would undoubtedly appeal to people who otherwise might not read romance novels.

Contributed by: Nordkraft Ejersbo, a professional trainspotter and weary wallaby trainer from Coodardy, Western Australia