Love it, would love to go for a ride, but a bit expensive to get there. Dianne
Novel idea, would be an interesting ride on the river.
Thanks dianne and marbiz - These are Boston's famous Swan Boats They're in a man-made lagoon in the Public Garden, and a ride on them is one of those required things to do during a summer trip to Boston. The 'history' tab on that link above is pretty interesting. I just happened to be driving by the area after it was closed, but last time I was by, there must have been 100 people waiting in line for a ride.
Cool, great title, when were you in Africa? Didn't think anyone would notice this is actually Boatswana did you?
I'd lurve to have a boat like this. I'd buy a 200 hp engine, and show off to the girls on the beach.
LOL Guy and whoelius!
and even bigger LOL Norrel - I bet you'd try to jump the bridge as part of the deal! But haven't you learned from living in a house with 3 females: women want a slow and romantic boat ride, not 200 hp! Pedal Power all the way :)
These are pretty cool, and made neater by the link you provided, Bits. Thanks for the free cross-country visit.
Thanks not1word - it's classic Boston. But no neon!
If you bought those glow-in-the-dark necklaces for the swans it would be like neon! I wanna go!
That's far too expensive, stoneboat. Swan necks need hundreds of necklaces
Point of order! How are you pronouncing your title? Is is swan-DO-lahs, or SWAN-duh-lahs?
The middle synonym involves a schwa.
Thank you very much.
So you're putting the accent on the first syllable, eh? Not so sure that I approve of that. But I do like the cut of your contestables.
The accent is up to the, well, accent. As far as I know, the difference between stressed and unstressed vowel sounds (prominence) is only really insisted upon in "General American".
For me, the middle syllable is the one that couldn't possibly be "stressed". I imagine posh English people might give more emphasis to the last syllable (a near-open front unrounded vowel) than I would in my scummy northern Englishman role :D.
Swandola and gondola is a feminine rhyme, for me.
Hmmm, yeah - definitely SWAN-dola. So the guy who sits on the back and pedal-paddles the boat around must be a Swandolier!
And the glow-in-the dark necklaces would be cool! But these don't operate at night :( I bet they'd get even more riders at night than during the day. They should think about Stoneboat's idea!
And whoelius - I'd visit your contest, but nobody has tags now so I can't find it!!
I don't think I have a contest photo this month :(
Is that kamaly over on the far side all preggo and still taking pictures? I dropped a vote on this one.
I thought that was a woman with extremely large breasticles growing out of her back.
LOL, that's just someone who stole some of these swan's cygnets and is carrying them away in a sack slung over her shoulder! I do hope that doesn't disappoint you too much Guy and that you won't take back your vote! Or maybe Who is a little closer, and the woman was so impressed by the swan boats she's starting to grow wings!
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