Thursday, July 24, 2008

Not What I Meant Atoll

Friday is the 62nd anniversary of the modern bikini swimsuit, which made its first appearance at a Paris fashion show. Alas, it wasn't invited, couldn't hold its liquor, and was asked to leave. But it was a G-string bikini, and in exiting left its mark, and not just on the white upholstery [spelling corrected]. The rest is history, much of which I'll make up. The Bikini was named after the famous nuclear test site, which just happened to mean bi-, as in two, and -kini, a term in the Atollian language meaning "a male Atoller is drooling." The Bikini Atoll is in Micronesia, which means small clothing. Language is sometimes wonderful, particularly after a few mai tais.

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Blogger ahab said...

Either you've misspelled a word there in the middle or your prose is sexily overstuffed.

7:43 AM  
Blogger George said...

The bikini just put a misspell on me.

9:19 AM  
Blogger ahab said...

Good.

10:40 AM  

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