"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Sunday, 11 November 2012


One of the occasional readers of my Rambles blog has her own blog on which she describes herself in her header as a bacchante.

I had to look the word up.  It seems a bacchante is either
1.   (in Myth & Legend) a priestess or female votary of Bacchus or 
2. a drunken female reveller.

What a useful word.  The above is Alma-Tadema's idea of a Bacchante.  I can assure you they don't look like this in Liverpool on a Saturday night.

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