Thursday, November 26, 2009

While Watching A Show About Penguins

Froggy saw a Macaroni Penguin and asked:

Why are they called Mac n' Cheese penguins?

So of course I had to look it up.

Maccaronism was a term for a particular style in 18th-century England marked by flamboyant or excessive ornamentation. A person who adopted this fashion was labelled a maccaroni or macaroni, as in the song "Yankee Doodle".

I always wondered why in the song they said, "Stuck a feather in his hat and called it macaroni." I love learning vicariously through my child!


Beverly said...

Thanks. I always wondered about that too.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and Froggy.

The DutchMac Tribe said...

Ahhhhh, I'm feeling the enlightenment wash over me. Thanks for the edumacation!

Happy T Day to you. I hope everyone ends up as fat and happy as I currently am. (I don't plan on eating again until Christmas Eve, by the way)


Anonymous said...

that is soooo cool!
i always thought it was just for the song to be funny!

Lydia Russell said...

Wow! Neato!