ginger - the rhizome of the tropical plant Zingiber officinale, remarkable for its hot spicy taste; used when dried and ground in cookery and as a medicinehigh spirit; pep, vigor; a strong brown color.
winter - to affect like winter + (Joyce's note, The Sisters): 'fish stinks first at head, oak withers at top'.
actumnus (l) - autumn + auctumno (l) - to cause autumn + auctus (l) - to increase.
waist band - a band or sash worn around the waist
give (I) a pain in the arse - to annoy (someone) very much
orgia (gr) - nocturnal festival in honor of Bacchus + horrible.
colley - blackbird + chole (gr) - lame, limping + coillidhe (kuli) (gael) - destroyer.
machaira (gr) - knife, dagger, sword + machaire (mokheri) (gael) - plain; battlefield + hairs on your head.
leer - a side glance; a look or roll of the eye expressive of slyness, immodest desire, etc. + leer (ger) - empty.
stow - to put away, store, confine, to save for another time
sweet fanny adams - nothing at all
simper - an affected and self-conscious smile, a silly smiling look, a smirk
(film starts) + FDV: Notice a fellow who calls on his skirt. Note his slick hair so elegant, tableau vivant. He calls vows her to be a honeylamb, swears they will be pals, by Sam, and share good times in a happy lovenest when May moon shines but that guy is not so tipsy dippy (not on your life not in these trousers) for somewhere he has girl a girl so that is a kniky number two and he would like to canoodle her two too some of the time for he is downright fond of number one and he is fair mashed on peachy number two if he cd only canoodle the two and all three would be genuinely happy, the two numbers, namely, and their mutual chappy (for he is simply shamming dippy) if they were afloat in a dreamboat, his tippy canoe, his tippy up and down dippy hiptophippy canoe canoodle canyou! So in the present case cases which bears bear all the earmarks of a plot. [There is in fact no use putting a tooth on it a thing of that sort and the amount of that sort of thing which was going was simply stupendous.] Next morning postman handed him a letter superscribed to Humphy Pot and Gallows King. This fender coffin, mistaken for a fender, had been removed from hardware premises a noted house of the east which as an ordinary everyday transaction supply funeral requisites of all descriptions. (Here Caracciolo & Nelson). The conscientious guard in the other case swore (adding . . . , a scripture reader too to boot.) swore that Laddy Cumine, the butcher in the blouse, after having delivered some carcasses went & kicked at the door and when challenged before the functionary on his oath by the imputed, said simply: / — I am on my oath, you did, as I stressed before. / — You are deeply mistaken, sir, let me then tell you, denied McPartland (the [meat] man's name).
geezer (slang. Also geeser, geyser) - [A dial. pronunciation of guiser (a masquerader, a mummer)] a term of derision applied esp. to men, usu. but not necessarily elderly; a chap, fellow + Peaches Browning (1910 – 1956) was an American actress, most famous for her failed marriage to New York real estate mogul, Edward West "Daddy" Browning (1875–1934). The story became one of the most sensational scandals of the Roaring Twenties. On June 23, 1926 (her sixteenth birthday), mere weeks after meeting the 51 year-old Edward Browning, Peaches and "Daddy" were wed. Later that same year, Peaches tried to obtain a divorce. The story was soon picked up by the national newspapers and the couple became well known in US popular culture of the time. Among the notable incidents were her allegations of her husband's odd behavior including the fact that he kept a honking African goose in their bedroom.
call on - to make a short visit to (to call on a friend); to appeal to (to call upon a person to make a speech)
skirt - girl, woman
sleek - Of hair: close and smooth, usually a sign of good condition or careful attention.
tableau vivant - a silent and motionless group of people arranged to represent a scene or incident
vow - to promise or undertake solemnly + FDV: He calls vows her a to be a honeylamb, swears they will be pals, by Sam, and share good times in a happy lovenest when May moon shines
papa - daddy, father; lover
pal - a comrade, mate, partner, associate, 'chum'; an accomplice in crime or dishonesty
sam - oath
love nest - a dwelling of lovers
twit - to tell tales, to blab
twinkle - to talk idly, prate
popgun - a child's toy gun
cream puff - a round shell of light pastry filled with whipped cream; something of small consequence
dime - costing a dime (10 cents), designating a cheap and inferior article + all the time.
every night + very nice.
missy - a young girl + Anthony Trollope: Miss Mackenzie.
grum - gloomy, morose, surly
razzle - to live a life of pleasure, to enjoy oneself = to go on the razzle.
craze - to render insane, drive mad
blazing star - comet; one that is center of attraction, cynosure
compris (fr) - understood
wardrobe - a person's stock of wearing apparel, dressing room
Peter Robinson - London Department Store
trousseau - the possessions, such as clothing and linens, that a bride assembles for her marriage + Daniel Defoe: Robinson Crusoe.
cut a dash - to make a display, to have a gay or showy appearance
Charley Chance - Dubliner, original of McCoy in Ulysses + charley - night watchman + ABC.
tollloll - tolerable, pretty good, passable, 'middling' + tooraloo - 'goodbye'.
hunker - conservative, a person opposed to change + in Joyce's early plan for a short story entitled Ulysses, Mr Hunter corresponded to Bloom in Ulysses + Peaches: "That's not true. My mother didn't always sleep in the same room. She didn't come along on our honeymoon, though now, I wish she had. Maybe she could have protected me from Daddy's bizarre imaginations. My innocent sensibilities were astonished when he came lumbering into our bedroom dressed as a sheik and growling "woof woof" at me like a bear. Naturally, I went into a swoon. Besides, I feel that if he got to bring his pet duck along on our honeymoon, I should have been able to take my mother. The nasty thing has free reign of the house, just honk, honk, honking all day long." (New York Daily News PICTURE)
dada - father; good bye + gaga (slang) - senile, mad + (stuttering).
gel - a jelly-like substance used for setting or styling the hair, sold as a jelly + girls
bottom drawer - a drawer (as in the dresser) used for accumulation of young woman's clothes, the collection of articles for the home that girl gathers before she gets married + REFERENCE
hitch - to fasten by something that catches + hitch one's wagon to a star - to have noble or morally improving aims or desires.
braces - suspenders
grum - morose, sour
dippy - mildly insane, foolish; in love (with) + clean dippy (U.S. Slang) - totally crazy + FDV: but that guy is not so tipsy dippy (not on your life not in these trousers)
between you and me (phrase)
not on your life - not on any account, by no means
by a jugful - in a great degree, by a great deal
on the sly - in a secret, clandestine, or covert manner; without publicity or openness, covertly
furphy - a false report, rumor + Furphy - Brewer says that in World War I, Australian latrine buckets bore the name of their manufacturer, Furphy. A "furphy" is, therefore, "a latrine rumor."
*J* + FDV: for somewhere he has girl a girl so that is a kniky number two and he would like to canoodle her two too some of the time
bravo - dapital! excellent! well done! hence, an exclamation of bravo! a cheer
canoodle - pet, caress, fondle, to indulge in caresses and fondling endearments
downright - to the utmost degree, very
*I* + FDV: for he is downright fond of number one and he is fair mashed on peachy number two if he cd only canoodle the two and all three would be genuinely happy,
be mashed on - to have a sentimental admiration for, to be 'gone' on
'Peaches' and 'Daddy' Browning - a sixteen-year-old girl and a fifty-one-year-old rich man who were wed in 1926 and soon separated (much reported in the American tabloids of the time).
chivy - chase, pursue
genuine - properly so called, that is such in the proper sense, real, true + (notebook 1923): 'Yes, genuinely (T)'.
mixer - a person marked by easy sociability, a sociable person + FDV: the two numbers, and their mutual chappy (for he is simply shamming dippy)
Cherrybums (Slang) - 11th Huzzars (wore red pants) + cherubim + very own.
sham - to pretend falsely to be
afloat - floating
Scott Fitzgerald's story The Love Boat (1927) contains the story of Daddy and Peaches Browning.
Genesis 7:9: (of the animals entering Noah's ark) 'There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female'.
toff - a member of the upper classes, especially one who is elegantly dressed + Mishe/Tauf: "nor avoice from afire bellowsed mishe mishe to tauftauf thuartpeatrick".
missy - a young girl + mishe/tauf (motif).
how come you so - tipsy (partly intoxicated), drunk
Farbe (ger) - color + Faber & Faber, often abbreviated to Faber, is an independent publishing house in the UK, notable in particular for publishing a great deal of poetry and for its former editor T. S. Eliot.
tippy - tiptop, smart, stylish; unstable (Slang)
up and down - completely + FDV: if they were afloat in a dreamboat, his tippy canoe, his tippy up and down dippy hiptophippy canoe canoodle canyou!
tiptop - first-rate, prime, superlatively good + Tippecanoe - battle site in Indiana, nickname of the American president, William Henry Harrison (1773-1841).
finny - provided with or having fins; finned + funny + finis (fr) - ended.
ack - Used for a in the oral transliteration of code messages and in telephone communications + ach (ger) - oh + ack ack ack (World War I Slang) - (signalese) fullstop + (noise of film flapping).
clap trap - cheap showy sentiment; insincere language designed to catch applause + (applause).
sentiment + soudainement (fr) - suddenly.
loaf - a mass or lump (of anything) (obs.) + 1132.
bateau - a light river boat + in the same boat - in exactly the same position + LDV: With this our friends the fender and the bottle at the gate seem on an identical basis, bearing several of the earmarks of a plot for there is in fact no use putting a tooth on a thing of that sort and the amount of that sort of thing which was then going on was simply stupendous.
so to say + sozusagen (ger) - so to speak.