Which Chikun? Was: -- Re: handcrafted

Ronald Butters ronbutters at AOL.COM
Tue Dec 28 01:02:54 UTC 2010

I am sorry to say that I stand corrected. This rarely happens to me, as you know. Are ytrpou sure it is not "Chicken Lichen"?

Clearly, Colonel Sanders has ruined Chicken Likkin for me forever.

On Dec 27, 2010, at 7:52 PM, Robin Hamilton wrote:

> <<
> 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
> [sic]".
> 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
> Loxy.
> 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.
> Robin
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