[Ads-l] Nursery rhyme . . .

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue May 30 21:26:56 EDT 2017


But his litter mate, Red, became a famous baseball announcer.

JL

On Tue, May 30, 2017 at 9:23 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> > On May 30, 2017, at 8:52 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> wrote:
> >
> > Of course Charlie is right, but in my infancy I too assumed that "Baa
> Baa"
> > was the sheep's name.
> >
> > Makes perfect sense.
>
> And as the black sheep of the family, he went on to greater infamy as
> Sweeney Todd, the Demon Baa Baa of Fleet Street.
>
>
> >
> > On Tue, May 30, 2017 at 6:32 PM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >> According to my sense of Geico ads, its on purpose.
> >>
> >> DanG
> >>
> >> On Tue, May 30, 2017 at 6:28 PM, Charles C Doyle <cdoyle at uga.edu>
> wrote:
> >>
> >>> A Geico insurance commercial currently running on TV is based on the
> >>> nursery rhyme "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep."
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> The spokesman in the commercial assumes that the sheep is named "Baa
> >>> Baa."  According to my sense of the grammar of the rhyme, that's just
> >> wrong!
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Charlie
> >>>
> >>>
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