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

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Feb 13 22:57:19 UTC 2010

If you look at the 1962 snippet carefully, you will notice that there
are actually *multiple* versions of the poem with different final two lines.


On 2/13/2010 12:08 PM, ROBIN HAMILTON wrote:
> 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.
> Robin
>> 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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