Marx Brothers’ Cabin

April 12, 2008

Chico, Harpo and Groucho in… “A Night at the Opera” (1935)

You tube video here…


  1. I don’t know if it is here that I must try to write a comment.

    This is one of the very best pictures of Marx Brother’s!

  2. Let me tell you all a little story. It comes from the world of Linguistics, but it’s about the Marx brother.

    I’m preparing a little contribution for Talking People, on slang words ending in “-o” (e.g. a weirdo, somebody who is weird, odd, strange, eccentric, crazy), so I’ve been reading a bit stuff from Linguistics. And I came across an interesting piece of information, which I thought you’d like to read! – The Marx Brothers are mentioned! Why? Because their names fall into the cases which are studied!

    GROUCHO – somebody who grouches? from “grouch” – see how this is pronounced and its definition here: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/grouch
    HARPO – somebody who plays the harp?
    CHICO – somebody who likes “chicks”? “Chicks” is a derogatory term for women. It’s like “pollitas”. Then, there’s a very common set of words: “Dogs are a chick magnet”, a message for men, to tell them that if they get a dog, they’ll pick up “chicks”.

  3. Very interesting what you said about language and slang words!!
    Nice to continue learning through these blogs!!

  4. Каждому Доброе утро! Заходите на Супер дискографии и качайте море дискографий!

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