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confectio Damocritis

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  • Chained_bear did provide us a recipe over on confectio damocritis (along with more clues about Damocritis).

    January 30, 2011

  • But it does! This is the part about confectio Damocritis that puts me in constant peril of self muttering. The story about Mithridates and royal intrigue is so Princess-Bridey that it stuck in my head, but a mithridate is different--it's a substance, not a clever practice. Both were reputedly created by that same clever man, but I find it strange--if you thought you had a universal cure for poison, why would you bother ingesting small quantities of the specific poisons you're worried about?

    And who was this Damocritis anyway?

    *mutter, mutter*

    January 30, 2011

  • I always thought that mithridatism referred to the practice of building up a tolerance to a specific poison by successive ingestion of larger and larger doses.

    Fortunately I have no need to stand in line at the apothecary's -- I just look to Boris and Natasha** to provide me with bezoars as needed.

    ** who naturally feast on a diet of unripe persimmons.

    January 30, 2011

  • I'd call that double Iroqouisy.

    *spits out grapeshot*

    January 28, 2011

  • Of all the damn things to be Iroquoisy.

    January 28, 2011

  • Oh, iroquoisy. Page 348 from The Medical Council Annual Index, Volume XIV, mentions confectio Damocritis right next to a "shot-gun prescription." (link)

    January 27, 2011

  • Sorry--next time I go hunting for fufluns I'll remember to bring my riffle instead of my grapeshot gun.

    January 27, 2011

  • *chews contentedly*

    Ouch! Was that...grapeshot in my fuflun?

    January 27, 2011

  • *hands reesetee a fuflun with grape riffles*

    January 27, 2011

  • *mutters to self*

    January 27, 2011

  • Why the hell not? Confectio Damocritis to you too.

    January 26, 2011

  • Could it mean both?
    "You're as sweet as confectio Damocritis."
    "Why, thank you! Confectio Damocritis."

    January 26, 2011

  • Either that, or it means "same to you." (Making it slightly more useful in everyday conversation, at least with non-Wordnikkers.)

    January 26, 2011

  • Chained_bear figured it out--confectio Damocritis means "fufluns with grape riffles on top" (obviously). See Aubrey Maturin.

    January 26, 2011

  • See mithridate, if you like... but you'll just end up back here... muttering to yourself....

    January 4, 2011