I can’t go past commenting on the Elis Regina and Elizabeth Regina conjunction, so now I resuscitate a moribund category: DA’s Teachings.
ER I always accepted as the queen without ever knowing that the R stood for Regina, the Latin word for queen. So when philth commented on the previous post that he thought ER in 2-down referred to Eliz Regina as being a hard-headed woman, I assumed he meant Elis Regina, the queen of Brazilian popular music, who was well known for her fiery temper.
Here she is in song:
YouTube then got me onto the Elvis song I had never heard of, Hard-Headed Woman. I thought I had heard the song before at first, but no, I had heard Blue Suede Shoes, which Hard-Hearted Woman seems to have been inspired by:
And just to complete my personal journey through the wilds of newly-discovered trivia thanks to DA’s latest effort, I have below what I now call a spider rather than “one of those stand thingies”: