pantaloonery

pantaloonery

(ˌpæntəˈluːnərɪ)
n
(Theatre) foolery; humorous entertainment
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Language on Vacation calls these "quadades" or "quaternades", and offers just two of these: PANTALOONERY (PAN, ALE, NOR, TOY) and SUBTERRANEAN (SEN, URE, BRA, TAN).
In Ackroyd's poetic reasoning, elements of an English Catholic culture live on in the continuing predilection of English artists for ancient forms of creativity based on imitation, the predisposition for showmanship, the music hall tradition, pantomime and vaudeville, pantaloonery, all illustrations of the 'intrinsic and necessary aspect of the London genius' [9].