"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, 27 January 2013


A fiasco is a thing that is a complete failure; a disaster, especially in a ludicrous or humiliating way.  I recently read about a fiasco full of wine! 

 It turns out to be a typical Italian style of bottle, usually with a round body and bottom, partially or completely covered with a close-fitting straw basket.  The sort of bottle that Chianti used to appear in with a  good steak dinner at Berni Inns when I was young.  I've quaffed many a fiasco - and also been a part of a few!

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