Levellers (was: "new" eggcorn--formenting]

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Sep 7 23:15:08 UTC 2011

At 9/7/2011 03:07 PM, victor steinbok wrote:
>My reminder of "foment" is usually The Fugs song Here Come the Levellers,
>where they mock Sir Kenneth Newman, Metro Police commissioner in London, for
>claiming that Anarchists and Trotskyite elements were behind the 1985
>Tottenham riots.
>The Anarchists and Trotskyists are out fomenting riots,
> > Sounds a little silly, but the stupid Brits will buy it.
> >
>Unemployme­nt apathy, no future down the line
>While our upper class Governors live lovely lives of crime....
>And here come the Levellers, ...

Does anyone in Britain today still know who the Levellers were?


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