Words & Stuff

N: Crotchety Old Crocheters (Reader Comments and Addenda)

(6 November 1997)

Note: An earlier version of #14 went: "Fourteen sophomoric, soporific supper songs that sound like this: [roughly to the tune of "The Mexican Hat Dance"] A crew of crabs with croup / Is cooking a cockroach soup / Lolita's lethal goop / Will make your gut loop-de-loop / Fibonacci's Apache hibachi / Manned by murmuring mad mariachi / Makes gazpacho that's bloated and blotchy / So I'll probably stick with dessert."

We've discovered that the original list may have derived from an enunciation test for radio announcers, but that may be a canard. Stay tuned.

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