Did you ever trip the light fantastic?

Did you ever trip the light fantastic?

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Did I ever whosa whatsa?

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According to Wikipedia:
To “trip the light fantastic” is to dance nimbly or lightly to music. This phrase evolved over time. Its origin is attributed to John Milton’s 1645 poem L’Allegro, which includes lines addressed to Euphrosyne—one of the Three Graces of Greek mythology:

Come, and trip it as ye go,
On the light fantastick toe.

In Milton’s use the word “trip” is to “dance nimbly” and “fantastic” suggests “extremely fancy”. “Light fantastic” refers to the word toe, and “toe” refers to a dancer’s “footwork”. “Toe” has since disappeared from the idiom, which then becomes: “trip the light fantastic”.

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Oh - I missed ‘the light fantastic’ part when I read the question

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Dancing Cat GIF by Mountain Dew

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We skipped the light fandango
Turned cartwheels 'cross the floor
I was feeling kinda seasick
The crowd called out for more

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Oh.
I thought it was referring to the consumption of
Hallucinogenic materials !
Just say, “No, to Woot!”
Or ask…
What kind of ‘Trips’, are we talking about?
I’d like to go to Scotland.
But, Quebec will do…
Now, isn’t that Fantastic! :hugs::sunglasses:

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Yeah, i tripped the light fantastic. Knocked him down and took his wallet.

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Yes, yes I have. There’s a well-known oil baron’s mansion here. He had/has a lighted dance floor. Colored blocks, lit from below.

It was pretty advanced, for the 20’s I really enjoyed tripping the light fantastic on his dance floor.

They don’t let people walk on the floor any more. I promise I didn’t break it. lol

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Todays poll should have been:

Did you vote in yesterdays poll?

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Should have known Milton was behind this. Wootbot has done snuck a Milton in before.
daily double GIF by Jeopardy!

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Baby Groot did!
Happy Dance GIF

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Ah, push it
Get up on this
Ah, push it
Get up on this

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space ghost dance GIF

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Then there is the gravity of The Dance. “I could have missed the pain but I wouldn’t have missed the dance for the world.”

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Yes, last week.

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I’ve only tripped the light fandango

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