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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000483.txt from 2010/11

From: "Rommel John Miller" <rommeljmiller@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] Cloud Cuckoo Land Re: Text, meaning and interpretation
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2010 14:21:17 -0500

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Hey, thanks Stella,=20

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I found a def on Wikipedia as well.=20

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But being somewhat bogged down with its wordiness, in the reference (#1) =
to be precise, linked the interested reader to:
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/cloud+cuckoo+land

And there they had the following, which I find to be much more succinct =
and to the real point of my inquiry.=20

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cloud-cuck=E2=80=A2oo-land

=CB=88kla=CA=8Ad=CB=8Cku ku=CB=8Cl=C3=A6nd,-=CB=8Ck=CA=8Ak u-Show =
Spelled[kloud-koo-koo-land, -koo k-oo-]=20

Show IPA=20

=E2=80=93noun=20

an idealized, illusory domain of imagination; cloudland: the =
cloud-cuckoo-land of Technicolor cartoon whimsy.=20

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Origin:=20

1815=E2=80=9325; trans. of Gk Nephelokokky=CC=84g=C3=ADa, the realm =
which separates the gods from mankind in Aristophanes' The Birds=20

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Word Origin & History=20

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Cloud Cuckoo Land=20

Imaginary city built in air, translating Aristophanes' Nephelokokkygia =
in "The Birds" (414 B.C.E.).=20

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Thanks,=20

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Rommel=20

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-----Original Message-----
From: Stella Page [mailto:sp253@-----.uk]=20
Sent: Sunday, November 28, 2010 1:10 PM
To: The Klarinet Mailing List
Subject: [kl] Cloud Cuckoo Land Re: Text, meaning and interpretation

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On Sun, 28 Nov 2010, Rommel John Miller wrote:

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> How did this phrase originate?

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Wikipedia's got it right. Greek drama. See=20

https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Cloud_cuckoo_land

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Stella

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