Ahnold Schwarzenegger was ribbing Chris Christy for his feminine
' water weight ' yesterday and it got us thinking about Erkel's opposite problem of being such a lightweight , and also , the name Schwarzenegger . We translated it from the Austrian as Black (Shwarze) Teaser ( necken , v. to tease banter or kid ) . There is also the Neon word to consider , as Neger , in my ancient German Dictionary, means Negro . So does , I have just learned , Mulignan , a word I heard watching Mean Streets from 1974 . Maybe MTVA from Joisey knew this Italian insult , which is based on the word for Eggplant , Melanzana , which we presume means Melon , Zany . If only we could ask a real Italian , but this site only knows one from our sidebar and she has sadly passed away .
I have an aside here about the word Negro , which is of course , Spanish for ' Black ' . When I was a runt of a kid back in the 50's , Negro was in everyday usage . There were considered to be three major races . Caucasoid meant Caucasian just as you might suspect . They have long infested the Caucasian Mountains area , in onetime Soviet Georgia . Less clear Mongoloid , implied Asian , and Negroid , meant sons of Africa . At my house Negro was the preferred term for Blacks , w repercussions for less polite idiom . BTW I found an Encyclopedia ( remember them ) from 1954 and noted an article on the local ' Texas Southern University for Negroes ' . That was the name then , now it is just TSU . It was recently ' open admission ' meaning if you could pay tuition , you were in like Flint . Attempts at an upgrade are underway for them , w some modest standards suggested . They have had some recent NCAA sanctions for Athletic irregularities , and I have suggested they change their mascot to the , (and I love this) , the TSUNAMIS . This plays into their Marching Band's theme as the ' Ocean of Soul ' . They had a National reputation for their entertaining Half Time Shows , and would travel a bit to strut their stuff , Internationally . Several years back the band visited Japan , and scandalously lifted 119 items worth 22k in one quick shoplifting trip on their Tour Bus . The local shop keeps were stunned w the numerous brazen thefts and surrounded their Bus demanding the item's return , which created Diplomatic distress in both Embassies . Twenty Eight different thieves were suspected of joining into the mayhem . Some , ahem , wit dubbed them the
' Ocean of Stole ' . They were too , a Tsunami of it .
It being this late in our Postage we had better opine uhpun today's topic before rambling further . First off , I want you to compare and contrast these FOTOS of our Ennuinee . This first one is , I think from 2010 . He makes Karen Carpenter and even Starvin Marvin look fat here . Here he is looking waifish , like an AIDS patient w the ' slims ' .
Plus Green is like Green .
Oh , one more FOTO before I go FOTS , of we thought , the Dancing Itos . They might have been a Ninja Tap group too , or um , umettes . Aren't they just chadorable ? I wish we had the video because it looks like a very entertaining song and Dance which we hear is based upon tunes from ' South Pacific ' . These Hi-Kicking Grrls pictured above are the Waves of the Black Sea . I do not think they were much like our Waves though . They are much WAC-ier .