[Ads-l] RES: Heard: _forehead_ > "forrid" [fOrId]

David Daniel dad at COARSECOURSES.COM
Mon Oct 23 21:42:19 EDT 2017


Ya, when I first met my then-future (and still-to-this-day) wife in 1978 she
had a t-shirt that said "When I'm good I'm good but when I'm bad I'm
better." But better doesn't rhyme with forehead. Thus: torrid. 
DAD
 


As I heard it ca1973...

...But when she was bad, she was even better.

JL

On Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 8:48 PM, David Daniel <dad at coarsecourses.com> wrote=
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> Subject:      Re: Heard: _forehead_ > "forrid" [fOrId]
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> Longfellow's first draft:
>
> There was a little girl,
>             Who had a little curl,
> Right in the middle of her forehead.
>             When she was good,
>             She was very good indeed,
> But when she was bad she ...
> threw a fit, cursed her parents, had a heart attack and lay ...
> on the floor -- dead.
>
> No, no, no:
>
> There was a little girl,
>             Who had a little curl,
> Right in the middle of her forehead.
>             When she was good,
>             She was very good indeed,
> But when she was bad she was torrid.
>
> (clearly she was over 18 years of age) DAD
>
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