Anything Obscure & Eclectic



v. — to make a short gallop; to charge (as at a tournament); to move at full speed
— of horses: to turn this way and that while running

…among other meanings

fm. French, carriere, meaning racecourse.

As a noun, the word first meant racecourse and only by extension became the ground on which a race is run, then the ground on which life is run, then a person’s progress through life, then progress through a professional life.

first published. 1594

inspiration. honestly, I’ve just been listening to a lot of Sondheim lately

First you’re another sloe-eyed vamp,
Then someone’s mother, then you’re camp.
Then you career from career to career.
I’m almost through my memoirs, and I’m here

Stephen Sondheim, “I’m Still Here” from Follies, 1971



This entry was published on 7 June 2017 at 9:00 am. It’s filed under C and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: