UBC graffiti (1969)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Oct 16 23:14:49 UTC 2005

At 12:42 PM -0700 10/14/05, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>The reference to boneless chicken is in Child No. 46, "Captain
>Wedderburn's Courtship,"  of the Eighteenth Century. It is a dove
>without a bone that is utilized in the ME lyric, "I have a yong
>suster" (Sloane MS. 2593), ca1430.
>You can read an entire book about the latter that utilizes a
>context-sensitive, cultural and textual hermeneutic :
>http://www.four-courts-press.ie/cgi/bookshow.cgi?file=suster.xml  !
>Or, ye sluggards, you can just read the original lyric here :
>http://www.luminarium.org/medlit/lyrics2.htm .

Or, for the somewhat more familiar modern (16th century) version,

Now, of course, alternate solutions are possible, what with dried
cherries, boneless chicken breasts, and such...


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