5 June 2016

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noun: trumpery; plural noun: trumperies

attractive articles of little value or use.
"None of your woollen drapery, nor linen drapery, nor any of your frippery or trumpery. I hate ostentation"

synonyms: trinkets, baubles, cheap finery, knick-knacks, ornaments, bibelots, gewgaws, gimcracks
"tables piled with all sorts of trumpery"

- practices or beliefs that are superficially or visually appealing but have little real value or worth.
"he exposed their ideals as trumpery"

adjective: trumpery

showy but worthless.
"trumpery jewellery"
- delusive or shallow.
"that trumpery hope which lets us dupe ourselves"

late Middle English (denoting trickery): from Old French tromperie, from tromper ‘deceive’.
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elisi: (Master - good by charmax)
The subject line is one reason why you should watch Upstart Crow. :)

For those unfamiliar, it's a new sitcom by Ben Elton, and a bit like Blackadder but with Shakespeare, and the wit is less biting and more cozy. But then Shakespeare (played by David Mitchell ♥) is a much nicer person than Blackadder.

One of the things I like the most is that it doesn't just centre on his life in London - his family in Stratford are well represented, as can be seen in this little teaser trailer:

And every episode ends with Shakespeare and his wife, in front of the hearth, with a pipe each, reflecting. Honestly, it's just so delightful!



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