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#102459 - 05/03/03 09:56 PM Re: double dactyls  
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>sing it to the tune of "The Irish Washerwoman"..

I'm glad this tune doesn't come readily to mind--it's bad enough having that damnable rhythm Stuck in your Head


#102460 - 05/03/03 10:06 PM Re: double dactyls  
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hehe.

http://www.obrienclan.com/music/washer_woman.mid

this tune was also the one that Isaac Asimov used to pronounce chemical names...





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#102461 - 05/03/03 10:06 PM Re: double dactyls  
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Whoops. Oh well, Mike ...

Hi-de-hi, hi-de-ho
Capfka of Wellybro
Writing a dactyl and
Dimeter too;
No need to reference
Encyclopaedia
No point in hoping that
tsuwm won’t sue!



#102462 - 05/03/03 10:08 PM Re: double dactyls  
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it's bad enough having that damnable rhythm Stuck in your Head

How does "Stuck in your head" go, tsuwm?


#102463 - 05/03/03 10:28 PM Re: double dactyls  
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>Stuck in your Head

this is the last line of a devilishly clever double dactyl..


#102464 - 05/03/03 10:41 PM Re: double dactyls  
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tsuwm ba-la, tswum ba-la,
tswum saw a likable
chance to enlighten all
those that have read.
these double dactyls do
au-to-mag-i-cal-ly
get that fun Irish tune
Stuck in my head.

oh well...



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#102465 - 05/04/03 01:49 AM ultrapoetically  
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Just for the sake of commpleteness -

There's also the practice that the first line is characeristically (there's a nice one for you) two nonsense words, paradigmatically (there's another) "Higgledy Piggledy" but anything will do.

Hoggamus Higgamus is another, and has an interesting history (as in Hoggamus Higgamus/Men are polygamous/Higgamus Hoggamus/Women monogamous").

The Irish Washerwoman also has the dubious distinction of fitting exactly the chemical "Paradichloroaminobenzaldehlyde" (a quadruple-dactyl, no less) repeated four or eight times, including the pickups to the next verse.


#102466 - 05/04/03 02:28 AM Re: ultrapoetically  
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...The first line of the first stanza is repetitive nonsense.

Just for the sake of commpleteness -

There's also the practice that the first line is characeristically (there's a nice one for you) two nonsense words


choptliverology <g>


#102467 - 05/04/03 03:24 AM re: choptliverology  
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Wofa-doc missed it and
Made a correction he
Oughtn't have said.

Gave you the Mantle of
Invisibility.
I should sign off now and
Go straight to bed.


#102468 - 05/04/03 03:59 PM Re: re: choptliverology  
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Nice save, wofa!


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