Grind with a Pestle against a Mortar

Comments

Dawn McIlvain Stahl's picture

The vessel with the pestle...

Dawn McIlvain Stahl

I thank Danny Kaye in the "Court Jester" for keeping me straight on this one (though not on the location of the poison!) -- "The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle; the chalice from the palace has the brew that is true!" Somehow, I can then remember that the mortar must = the vessel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ9f2rnjB84&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Posted on Thu, 12/26/2013 - 3:11pm

More from THE OFFICE PROFESSIONAL

Latest Article Comments

Inelegant first paragraph rewritten at the much-appreciated suggestion of a fellow copy editor. Apologies to the first 167 readers.
Mark Allen
Wikipedia Editor's Effort
More on dictionaries from Stefan Fatsis in The New Yorker: http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/panic-dictionary?intcid=mod-l...
Mark Allen
Are Lexicographers the Word World

Latest Forum Discussions