Monday, July 10, 2006

Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus.

So this weekend I had a shopping trip to Ikea. Usually I go to Ikea with the intention of buying big important things and leave instead with a tummy full of meatballs and a large blue bag filled with stuff like ice trays, garlic presses and cushions.

However this time was different, this time I bought a Dragon!!

May I introduce to you Smirkenorff, my Swedish Dragon.

Isn't he fierce looking?

Oh I also bought a sofa bed(in picture), but Smirkenorff is infinitely better don't you think?

A shiny silver sticker star for the first person who can tell me what the title of this post means, and it's origin.

UPDATE: Billy correctly answered this as "Never Tickle A Sleeping Dragon" from Harry Potter.

A shiny gold sticker star for the first person who can tell me what 'Smirkenorff' is a reference to (and NO Googling- that's just cheating!)

Keep your eyes peeled, for soon I shall be posting my very own 25 first line meme music quiz, as inspired by the wonderful ¡Oye Billy!

Meddle not in the affairs of the dragon; for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.


Lynsey said...

I admitt it. I googled. Smirkenorff is one of the dandiest dragoons I have seen. And I don't mind admitting (in true spoilt child style) that I want one. Humph.

Rabidus Badgerus said...

I resisted the googling, because I'm going to have a guess. Well a sort of guess, I don't know the last word. It's Never *some other word here, at a wild guess is it 'touch'?* sleeping dragon. I took Latin GCSE!

Billy said...

Is it from Harry Potter? "Never tickle a sleeping dragon" or something like that.

Heather said...

Not quite Stuffed Badger, but almost!

You are close.

Heather said...

Ah Billy got it while I was typing my response to Badger.

You are correct Billy, it is the Hogwarts' school motto.

The shiny silver sticker star is yours my dear!

Rabidus Badgerus said...

*gives a Sue-like scream* I wanted the star! Billy you star stealer you! And I thought I was so clever too...

Robert Swipe said...

Try Ikea's biscuits. Mmm, delish!

Rabidus Badgerus said...

I had no idea about 'Smirkenorff', so I googled this time! No shinys for me!

Heather said...

Tsk, my little badger friend, tsk indeed.

No shiny stars for you this time.

Come on though, surely someone knows where I got 'Smirkenorff' from?

realdoc said...

Darn a blogger's question and I knew the answer but was too late. Maybe I'll do better in your 25 first line quiz than in billy's that was really hard especially for old folks like me.

Is smirkenorff something to do with vodka and smirking? A bit obvious I know

Heather said...

Nope, it's a reference to an old tv show that had a dragon of the same name.

See, there you go- I made it easier on you!