Friday, October 30, 2009

"The double entendre is noted"



"The double entendre is noted" - The Confusion by Neal Stephenson

9 comments:

That is the chicken said...

so how do you dress tripe? In frilly skirts and bright blouses

kobico said...

Tripe is already frilly, isn't it? Yes, I know my joke was offal!

Julie said...

Firstly, the photograph is just terrific. The top third is fascinating architecturally but it is the signage that really makes it outstanding.

Then I try to fit the quote in. Knowing you, you have paired them quite fastidiously. But for the life of me, I cannot pick it.

Now I await sharper intellects than mine, to get to the core of this.

Pretty good post, I reckon.

AB said...

Good to see the noble art of tripe dressing has not died out in my homeland. I hope you managed to taste some.

Martina said...

Julie, hm, perhaps it is all about the insecurity of the non-native speaker when reading such company labels? :-) Yes, the architecture is unique, I like this wood panelled buildup.

Chicken, kobico, what are you talking about???

;-)

AB, me? The veggie?

kobico said...

I was thinking of frilly tripe!

http://ideasinfood.typepad.com/photos/tripe/tripe.jpg

Happy Halloween!

Martina said...

kobico, ah, I didn't get the "frilly" - because I didn't really know how tripe looked like :-). That is a very dangerous blog you linked :-) (no 318 in my feedreader now, puh) thx!

Loïc BROHARD said...

Smithfield Market in London ?

Martina said...

Loic, yes, opposite the short side of the market in Lindsey Street. It's hard to see in this photo that there is a second row of houses behind the tripe dresser's shop with a small passage between the two rows.

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