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Re: double dactyls #102529
05/11/03 05:40 PM
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A double dactyl is two of something, that is certain
But a pterodactyl is only one, and that's confusin'.



Re: double dactyls #102530
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Flippety flappety,
Peter O'Dactycal
None fly with one wing but
some fly with two.

It's not a question just
ornithological.
Reptiles might fly just as
Some mammals do.


speaking of pterodactyls... #102531
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...is "ptero-" = wing?

Remember BC (the comic strip)'s apteryx : "I am a wingless bird with hairy feathers." a-pter = without wings.

Come to think of it, arachno-dactyly is a condition of very long slender limbs, like a spider's (usually associated with the descritpion of Marfan's Syndrome, and attached to the description of Abraham Lincoln as a hypothesis). If dactyls are fingers or arms or even legs, why is the poetic dactyl a "foot" ?

"Because dactyls aren't fingers, Silly," I hear you say, "they've been feet all the time!" Yes? No?


Re: speaking of pterodactyls... #102532
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If anyone cares, I noticed this morning (as the radio was doing a thing about Flanders and Swann, and we heard a song where they wrote words to a Mozart horn concerto), that the double dactyl is the rhythm of this Mozart horn concerto. If you've heard it, you know what I mean, if you haven't, there's no way in HELL I'd be able to communicate it in text over the Internet!


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Now you know why I call him "Faldo the Great". Good one.


all you horny poets out there #102534
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Truly the Internet is a wonderful thing.

google plus thirty seconds yields
http://www.hornplanet.com/hornpage/museum/articles/ill_wind.html

Have fun!

[I didn't find a place with sound but I didn't look very hard. And there are other takeoffs as well... ("I once found a modem and wanted to buy it" usw.) ]


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Re: all you horny poets out there #102536
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Apparently, etaoin, you are a bad referer.

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Re: speaking of pterodactyls... #102537
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the double dactyl is the rhythm of this Mozart horn concerto

Dear Bean - so it is! I hadn't thought about it before. I posted the words from the Flanders & Swann version back in January, but the link doesn't seem to function now. Of all their work, that is my favourite.

I liked your unprecedented piece of poetry. Looked the guy up because I hadn't heard of him before. What a sad story! What would be a good album to get to hear him?



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Apparently, etaoin, you are a bad referer.


do you mean the link doesn't work, or did you happen to grab the clarinet concerto that I posted first?
or is it too early in the morning for me to grasp the deep wit of your remark?



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