Tuesday, May 10, 2005


adj. This handy word describes something that is quite metaphorically wet.

Real citation: "Christine Goerke has already shown her formidable musical and interpretive talents with opera companies and orchestras all over the world. The 2001 recipient of the Richard Tucker Award (the opera world's Heisman Trophy), the Long Island native trained at the Met and soon tackled leads there (and in Paris, London, Florence — the list grows). She also has two Grammys. In October 2003 she joined Tempesta di Mare for a sensational evening of baroque cantatas; her gorgeous, intensely focused singing nearly blew the roof off St. Mark's Church. Goerke has the very rare ability to be funny and moving at once while dazzling your ears; perfect credentials for her first-ever Rosalinde in Strauss' champagne-and-adultery-soaked operetta."
(David Shengold, "The Sopranos," http://citypaper.net/articles/2005-01-20/cover9.shtml)

Made-up citation: "After my champagne-and-adultery-soaked marriage, I wrote a wine-and-beastiality-saturated novel, which I hope to turn into a paint-thinner-and-alien-probing-drenched screenplay this autumn."

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