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Chris -- 2011-03-08
A spiel is glib, tendentious, lengthy, rote. In the last couple of decades we have all been importuned by tele-spieling. Kind of like being on the receiving end of a spill of words. Spiel comes from Ger. spielen, “to play”, and first referred to circus music, before being applied to speech. To “spill on” reminds me of the spilling of beans and your guts.
They have an opening spill once you answered the call and that is “Garden sheds for sale”.
http://www.ronhayter.com/home-improveme … hone-call/
Rather than bore you with a lengthy spill of theological ramblings that usually fills out the white space of my blog
What do you think about the confusing spill about villain town vs. spider-mafia? Was it a bad thing?
Now don’t go running back to that “why didn’t they shoot the plane down” thing again or I am going to have to go into my longwinded spill about the thousands of flights, and thousands of airports
http://www.topix.com/forum/state/wa/TBB … ED5B/p2826
I’ve been waiting quite a long time to write this review, simply because I didn’t want to just spill on and on about how much I loved it.
A simbling nonce:
I mean I was sitting there listening to this guy spell on and on about how it’s right, he’s right, you’re right.
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3780666/1/W … Doing_Duke
Last edited by David Bird (2011-11-06 16:51:00)
I second Kem. They’re both great, but I especially like the second one—with its echoes of not just “spelling something out,” but also of entrancing someone, putting them under your spell. That second one is no fun to search for, however, so it’s unclear to me how common it is.
Last edited by patschwieterman (2011-11-06 18:57:21)