Search: pell mell
Why: In response to this picture of the Loch Ness monster:
Arthur Grant probably scared the bajeebus out of the poor thing! Can you imagine being out for a relaxing stroll around the lake and having that guy ride at you all pell mell?? No wonder he doesn't come out of the water anymore [sad5]Answer: It's French!
- French pêle-mêle , from Old French pesle mesle
- Probably reduplication of mesle, "to mix"
- In a jumbled, confused manner; helter-skelter
- In frantic disorderly haste; headlong
The More You Know: That Arthur Grant was a veterinary student, but maybe he turned into Arthur Grant, cinematographer, who loved the fantastic and shot such creepy classics as:
- Shadow of the Cat (1961)
- The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
- The Phantom of the Opera (1962)
- The Plague of the Zombies (1966)
- The Devil Rides Out (1968)
- Demons of the Mind in 1972