Poss. Ety. of "twink" [Was Re: Theriomorphism in a Los Angeles Gay Community]

Sat Feb 13 17:08:01 UTC 2010

My immediate tuppenceworth, on no evidence whatsoever, is that the extra two lines are a later addition by a different author -- they add absolutely nothing to the substance of what went before, and are much more straightforward both in the linguistic games they play and the rhythm employed.


> Dundes gives this version of the poem, which adds a couple
> of lines possibly
> cut off by GB:
> Starkle starkle little twink
> Who the hell you are I think.
> I'm not under the alcofluence of incohol
> I'm not as drunk as some thinkle peep I am
> And besides I only had tea Martoonies
> Anyway I've all day Sober to sunday up in.
> I fool so feelish I don't know who is me yet
> But the drunker I stand here the longer I get.
> JL

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