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Drumbledairy

It was a good day. Among other things, we had dinner at Wahaca, coincidentally ran into ewtikins on the Underground and briefly caught up, and saw the very entertaining Marvel's Avengers Assembled. (Speaking of which, I am certain my f'list promised me *two* scenes during the credits, and there was only the one.)

But the highlight of my day that I really want to tell you about is this word: drumbledairy.

The "drumbledairy" is a sixteenth-century spelling of the word which would eventually settle itself on "dromedary".
1570 P. Levens Manipulus Vocabulorum sig. Iiv/1, A Drumbledarie, Dromedarius.

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retsuko
May. 6th, 2012 06:41 pm (UTC)
I think you're seeing the international release, which only had one freebie at the end. (At least, that's what I think I heard.) Did you see the one with SUPER SEKRIT BADDIE or eating?

(My use of caps shows my opinion of said super secret villain.)
gillpolack
May. 6th, 2012 06:44 pm (UTC)
In Australia we only got the SUPER SEKRIT BADDIE*. I do think this is unfair.




*This means I agree with you. I think they should have gone with Margaret Thatcher, just for a change.
retsuko
May. 6th, 2012 06:54 pm (UTC)
This comment is made of win and you should feel great for making me crack up, all the way on the other side of the Pacific Ocean. :D
owlfish
May. 6th, 2012 06:46 pm (UTC)
No eating. The species which sent the army on a dark asteroid/planetary body, intimating earthly doomishness.
owlfish
May. 6th, 2012 06:47 pm (UTC)
I'm trying to be specific in a vague way. I know who the SSB is because I read posts on the subject, but the name didn't mean anything to me since I don't really know the universe that well, other than from the movies.

Also, I wouldn't recognize the SSB if/when I saw it as a result of not knowing the universe.

Edited at 2012-05-06 10:48 pm (UTC)
retsuko
May. 6th, 2012 06:55 pm (UTC)
TBH, SSB was almost unrecognizable to me, but Husband filled me in. I was more into the second freebie, which I am sorry you didn't get to see because it was so well-timed and perfect.
moon_custafer
May. 6th, 2012 07:09 pm (UTC)
They do, in fact, go for shwarma. Probably right after the battle, given that they're still dirtied up and too exhausted to talk.
moral_vacuum
May. 6th, 2012 07:41 pm (UTC)
Played by Alexis Denisoff, I gather.
whatifoundthere
May. 6th, 2012 06:53 pm (UTC)
DRUMBLEDAIRY
of_remedye
May. 6th, 2012 09:42 pm (UTC)
ah!
That would have been the highlight for me, too!
lil_shepherd
May. 7th, 2012 01:25 am (UTC)
Yes, the "at the end of credit" shot was always meant as a sort of present to the Americans for having to wait another week. It was, according to Robert Downey, actually shot only a couple of days before the British (and international) release. Mind you, there was fic about it within about ten hours of the first showings in the States.
labellementeuse
May. 7th, 2012 02:31 am (UTC)
I eagerly await my easter eggs for almost every other major cinematic release of the ... well, of ever, really.

-- a bitter New Zealander
fjm
May. 7th, 2012 02:37 am (UTC)
Drumbledairy


That would be these people then. I saw them in a van this week.
pfy
May. 7th, 2012 04:11 pm (UTC)
Oh, perfect! They've clearly missed a trick with the name of their company there.
a_d_medievalist
May. 7th, 2012 09:31 am (UTC)
um ... as in Oaxaca?
owlfish
May. 7th, 2012 12:07 pm (UTC)
Yes, but Wahaca (sic) is the name of the three branches of the casual London-based Mexican street food restaurant.
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