Posted by Smokey Stover on February 12, 2004
In Reply to: Rhyming slag perhaps... posted by Word Camel on February 11, 2004
: : : : : : This isn't new (see the Urban Dictionary) but it's funny.
: : : : : : POP TART -- "LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- In the aftermath of Janet Jackson's controversial Super Bowl breast exposure, MTV has decided that pop tart Britney Spears may be a bit too "Toxic" for daytime tastes..." http://www.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/TV/02/10/television.mtv.reut/index.html Accessed February 10, 2004.
: : : : : : A Pop-Tart is a "toastable" breakfast pastry produced by Kellogg's.
: : : : : : I also think it's funny that someone has produced "The history of Pop-Tarts." http://www.geocities.com/conspiracyprime/e2_poptarts.htm
: : : : : I thought of the breakfast "pastry" too but then it occured to me that pop might be short for "popular" and in Pop music and "tart" is well, "tart" in the British sense of a promiscuous woman (with a connotation of cheapness or unpleasantness). Just a thought.
: : : : : Camel
: : : : I see. A pop tart is a kind of crumpet!
: : : : or maybe a strumpet crumpet?
: : Which leads me to ask... why IS crumpet called crumpet (in the sense it's being used here). I actually called one of my cats 'crumpet' and she had queues of suitors from the Hartley Vale tip (no class, she's just a tart) line up for her. Still they were all very handsome, big tomcats, so maybe a girl can't blame her.
: : I figured it was my fault for calling her Crumpet.
: Crumpet, strumpet?
A British historian was comparing the old style of historiography, with its emphasis on great men and their wars, with the newer style emphasizing economic and social trends. "It used to be all drums and trumpets, now it's all rum and strumpets!" SS