[Ads-l] Just where is that yellow brick road? Oh my!

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Jun 15 17:49:33 UTC 2015

> On Jun 15, 2015, at 12:52 PM, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:
> TBILISI, Georgia — Escaped lions, tigers, bears,and a hippopotamus from the Tbilisi Zoo were roaming the streets of theGeorgian capital Sunday, after flooding killed at least 12 people.
> By Michael Birnbaum, WashingtonPost,  June 15,2015.
> Apparently zoo spokeswoman Mzia Sharashidze is not intimately familiar with the iconic source.  Her list of significant beasts was "tigers, hyenas, and eight lions" (as she is paraphrased in the article).  Was Birnbaum's sequence influenced by some childhood memory?
> Joel

from the original version of the song, "Lions and tigers and bears, o my hippo!", before they realized it didn't scan

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