....the lion

Mark A Mandel mam at THEWORLD.COM
Mon Dec 30 19:21:22 UTC 2002

On Mon, 30 Dec 2002, Peter Richardson wrote:

#The only explanation has to be that this person had been involved in a
#holiday limerick contest, the kind in which each person is given a rhyme
#word for line 1 and has to supply the rest. So the word was obviously
#"broccolis," and Androcoles was the match for line 5. Probably line 2 had
#an aberration of Sophocles to go with the rest. Something like this, in
#other words:
#While tasting her holiday broccolis,
#My wife was reminded of Sophocles--
#Not laughin', not cryin',
#Not sittin', but lyin' (lion),
#Which should have engendered Androcoles.

<groan> -- In the past couple of weeks I have twice heard, on children's
radio programs, a song called "Broccoli and Chocolate" (both nouns
trisyllabic, and "chocolate" rhymed with "talk a lot").

-- Mark A. Mandel
   a Steven Brust Dragaera fan website

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