n. pl. Lars·son·Fests
1. A gathering or occasion characterized by a specified activity, often involving mirth and high spirits, and always involving good company (i.e., past, present, and/or future friends and clients of the law firm of Larsson & Scheuritzel).
[Term coined by the estimable Ms. Patricia Merwin; from Swedish Larsson, son of Lars; and from German Fest, festival, from Middle High German fest, from Latin fēstum1.]
2. An on-line, web log version of the foregoing, with special emphasis on items that strike the authors as either fun, surprising, inspiring, useful, or otherwise worthy of notice.
1. The act of conducting a Larsson Fest (e.g., “Oh, you’re in town next week> When and where are we going to LarssonFest?”)
Double the "S". Double the fun.
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