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    Dribblies and pofflesnu

    Dear teachers

    Below is a dialogue in Blackadder, a BBC sitcom. I can't find the meaning of "dribblies" and "pofflesnu" in the dictionary. What does the expression "cringe my dribblies at your resplendent pofflesnu" mean actually?

    From Blackadder:
    Frondo: To you, Blackadder -- thrice-endowed Supreme Donkey of the
    Trouserpod -- this much greeting [he raises a hand up to his
    forehead and lowers it with two and a half vertical waves].

    Pigmot: [speaks with American dialect] I, too, bold navigator [he gives
    four vertical waves], cringe my dribblies at your resplendent
    pofflesnu!

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    Anthony the learner
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    Re: Dribblies and pofflesnu

    This incident is from a Blackadder in the distant future, isn't it? Those words don't exist in our present time, which is why you can't find them.

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    #3

    Re: Dribblies and pofflesnu

    The inference is that both Frondo and Pigmot are paying their respects to Blackadder's large penis.

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    Re: Dribblies and pofflesnu

    Daer JK, why dribblies and pofflesnu are a metaphor for Blackadder's penis?



    Quote Originally Posted by J&K Tutoring View Post
    The inference is that both Frondo and Pigmot are paying their respects to Blackadder's large penis.

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    Re: Dribblies and pofflesnu

    Quote Originally Posted by patran View Post
    Daer JK, why dribblies and pofflesnu are a metaphor for Blackadder's penis?
    Only "pofflesnu" is being used in that way. Why? Because the author decided to use it.

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    Re: Dribblies and pofflesnu

    Hi Bhasiahab

    What is a "pofflesnu"? Care to tell me?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Only "pofflesnu" is being used in that way. Why? Because the author decided to use it.
    Regards

    Anthony the learner

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    Re: Dribblies and pofflesnu

    Quote Originally Posted by patran View Post
    Hi Bhasiahab

    What is a "pofflesnu"? Care to tell me?



    Regards

    Anthony the learner
    It's a word the author made up, it doesn't exist outside that piece of writing.

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    Re: Dribblies and pofflesnu

    What is a "pofflesnu"? Care to tell me?

    The point is that the word "pofflesnu" does not exist in English, it was invented by the scriptwriter for this program. As has been mentioned, it is used here as another term for "penis" and the phrase "resplendent pofflesnu" relates to the earlier praise of Blackadder's attributes: "To you, Blackadder – thrice-endowed Supreme Donkey of the Trouserpod".

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