[Ads-l] preposition

Robin Hamilton robin.hamilton3 at VIRGINMEDIA.COM
Tue Jul 11 14:30:18 EDT 2017


There's also the archetypal moustache-twirling villain of Victorian Melodrama,
who was wont to leave the heroine tied to the railway track as he left, twirling
his whatsit.

And of course, Rudolph Valentino was notorious for his elegant tache.

[Except I've just google-imaged this, and it appears that RV was singularly
un-hirsute on the upper lip, so goodness knows where I, wholly mistaken, picked
up on a Valentino tache!]

Robin

> 
>     On 11 July 2017 at 16:04 Laur  ence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> wrote:
> 
> 
>     > On Jul 10, 2017, at 11:18 PM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>     >
>     > They all seem to be 21st century.
> 
>     As for Fatima, she so fatigues the orchestra by constantly waving her
> handkerchief and scowling at them to play faster, that the man in the black
> mustache puts a stop to her dreary wobbling and turning out the electric
> light, bawling from the darkness “All over! All go away outside!”
>     [1895]
> 
> 
>    https://books.google.com/books?id=5AxLAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA846&lpg=PA846&dq=%22man+in+the+black+mustache%22&source=bl&ots=LeOxYiXw74&sig=wwa-TXnadW7XBnqoJL_-tEt9wso&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjzsPvDvoHVAhVHGT4KHYgCDhkQ6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q=%22man%20in%20the%20black%20mustache%22&f=false
> 
>     More than hot dogs, America loves villains...At the turn of the century it
> was the man in the black moustache [note the spelling!]; during the 20’s and
> 30’s it was the man in a black hat; since 1956 it has been the man in the
> black skin.
>     [1966]
>     http://www.msupaper.org/issues/The_Paper_1966-12-01.pdf
> 
>     LH
> 
> 
>     >
>     > On Jul 10, 2017 11:03 PM, "Barretts Mail" <mail.barretts at gmail.com>
>     > wrote:
>     >
>     >> There are a handful of hits on Google for phrases like “man in the
>     >> mustache” and “man in the black mustache”.
>     >>
>     >> Benjamin Barrett
>     >> Formerly of Seattle, WA
>     >>
>     >>> On 10 Jul 2017, at 14:22, James A. Landau <JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM>
>     >> wrote:
>     >>>
>     >>> Heard at an auction: "Sold for ninety dollars to the gentleman in the
>     >> white mustache"
>     >>>
>     >>> - Jim Landau
>     >>
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