more fan-hitting

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Oct 13 03:02:39 UTC 2008

>Except for the original story, which is neither, wouldn't these be
>feghoots rather than shaggy dog stories?
>John Baker

I actually proposed the last one below as a possible feghoot to Mark
when we were having that discussion earlier, but apparently I still
don't quite grok the feghoot concept.  It's true they're not classic
shaggy dog stories either.  I remember these fractured proverb
narratives from high school cafeteria, but we didn't have names for
them that I can remember.


>From: American Dialect Society on behalf of Laurence Horn
>Sent: Sun 10/12/2008 9:44 PM
>Subject: Re: more fan-hitting
>Are we about to go through all of these shaggies?  The one proving
>that a Benny shaved is a Benny urned?  Even the one that ends with
>the arrest for transporting a mynah across a state lion for immortal
>The American Dialect Society -

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