- Llamas - Monty Python and his Flying Circus notwithstanding, 'Llome has nothing whatsoever to do with Llamas. No way, shape, or form. Not a chance.
- Llame ("to call" in Spanish) - Not
even close. Tempting, we admit, to assign a Spanish origin to the name of
this Republic. Purest coincidence that the Spanish Language has a "double-L"
dipthong. So close, yet so far. Forget it, do not look any further...has
one Spanish word/concept appeared anywhere in this exposition? We think
not, and therein find the proof.
- Lome, Togo -
A major city
in the African
Republic of Togo. Once again, so terribly close, but nearly a half-globe
away. We will admit this is the strangest of coincidences that there is
a city in Africa so closely named to 'Llome, though you must understand by
now that 'Llome's name came first!
(a Hungarian word relating to stocks and bonds)
- now this is an utter puzzlement to us. It makes us believe that the Eastern
European bent displayed by the inhabitants ot 'Llome has a linguistic root
in a buried memory. While it was never the intention of the 'Llombics to
usurp any other Earthly word, name, or concept, by the strangest of chances,
they are pondering whether to admit (because it flatters them) a certain
Hungarian essence. Do remember that they are mad about anything Serbo-Croatian,
and Hungary is not really that far off. At least some of the Ruling Puffins
privately admit that claiming to be of Hungarian origin would be a stunning
fashion statement if nothing else.
- We suppose the frequent use of
the apostrophe (') in 'Llombic words, plus the wearing of Fez's, and a few
other details of their language, reveal a distinct, possibly Turkish (perhaps
Arabic, Kurdish, Azerbijani, too) twist. But not so. Not even Romanian...well,
perhaps just a little bit, don't we all?
- Herbert Lom
played the supporting role of Clouseau's Boss in the Pink Panther
- Enrique Dupuy de Lome, the Spanish Minister, who
on February 9, 1898, published a private letter containing highly derogatory
references to President McKinley
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