The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162755   Message #3875403
Posted By: Steve Shaw
05-Sep-17 - 06:50 PM
Thread Name: BS: Who wears short shorts!!
Subject: RE: BS: Who wears short shorts!!
The word "calliope," from Greek, literally means "beautiful-voiced" (from kallos, meaning "beauty," and ops, meaning "voice"). You may know the beautiful Dave Richardson jig Calliope House. Calliope was the Greek muse who presided over poetry, song, and the arts and sciences. So the first part of the word "callipygian" refers to aesthetic beauty. The second part refers to comely buttocks. So "callipygian" means possessing beautiful buttocks. Or, more aesthetically, having a gorgeous bottom. Regard me as an aficionado of the phenomenon.