Mark A Mandel
mam at THEWORLD.COM
Wed Mar 19 18:10:12 UTC 2003
In rec.music.filk someone wrote, quoting a song learned in summer camp
as a child:
: Mary had a steamboat,
: The steamboat had a bell.
: Mary pulled the rump-cord,
: And blew it all to ... pieces!
Any insights into "rump-cord"? OED Online and MW Online don't have it.
OED Online has things like "rump-strap" used with horses, but nothing
that makes sense in this connection. It might be a mondegreen, but for
-- Mark A. Mandel
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