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AnnWilliams

12-04-02, 01:11 PM (GMT)
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"Degringolade, anyone?"
 
  
Does anyone know what 'degringolade' means? I haven't heard it before and don't have a dictionary to hand. The word appears in Clement Crisp's RB review in today's FT. Given the tone of CC's review I'd guess it means something along the lines of 'banquet of putrescence', but I am prepared to be pleasantly surprised.


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  RE: Degringolade, anyone? pmeja 12-04-02 1
  RE: Degringolade, anyone? alison 12-04-02 2
     RE: Degringolade, anyone? Paul A 12-04-02 3
         RE: Degringolade, anyone? Richard Jones 12-04-02 4
  RE: Degringolade, anyone? alinaromania 15-04-02 5
  RE: Degringolade, anyone? alinaromania 15-04-02 6

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pmeja

12-04-02, 01:13 PM (GMT)
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1. "RE: Degringolade, anyone?"
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   it seems to mean 'rapid deterioration'.


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alison

12-04-02, 01:26 PM (GMT)
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2. "RE: Degringolade, anyone?"
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   Patricia(?) is near enough. According to my rather ancient Collins French/English, the verb means to tumble (down), and my Larousse uses it in the context of share prices crashing.


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Paul A

12-04-02, 01:32 PM (GMT)
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3. "RE: Degringolade, anyone?"
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   I thought this was going to be another gargouillade discussion (postings passim)!


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Richard Jones

12-04-02, 08:25 PM (GMT)
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4. "RE: Degringolade, anyone?"
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   "RB on the slide" would seem to summarize CC's thoughts. The mention of a "dégringolade" (tumble) comes at the end of a paragraph detailing CC's views on the inadequacies of present programming, just after a reference to the Cresta Run. I'm glad to see that he also mentions the current lack of attention to musical direction for the RB.


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alinaromania

15-04-02, 07:27 AM (GMT)
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5. "RE: Degringolade, anyone?"
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   A gringo ballet mal gardee.


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alinaromania

15-04-02, 07:29 AM (GMT)
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   LAST EDITED ON 15-04-02 AT 09:18 AM (GMT)

Obviously.


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