Which Chikun? Was: -- Re: handcrafted

Robin Hamilton robin.hamilton3 at VIRGINMEDIA.COM
Tue Dec 28 00:52:58 UTC 2010

From: "Ronald Butters" <ronbutters at AOL.COM>

        " ... or is this just more Chicken Little lexicography?"

K, one of *my pet peeves.

It wasn't (and in a non-judgemental sense, shouldn't be) "Chicken Little

Much of the imaginative logic of the original narrative turned on the
assertiveness of the rhymes used to name the creatures -- Chicken Licken
[sic], Henny Penny, Ducky Lucky, Goosey Loosey, and finally of course Foxy

Thus whether or not Chicken Licken Was Right, Chicken Little was assuredly
wrong about the sky falling.  A Chicken of Very Little Brain, that one, or
perhaps whatever few brains he had were knocked out of his head by the
acorn, no Newton he.


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