Monday, March 30, 2015

A Sniippet of Lexicography

We're visiting FlapJilly, and we're singing silly songs.
Little Bunny Foo Foo, 
hopping through the forest, 
picking up the field mice, 
and bopping them over their heads.
Nobody could remember the rest of the tune.  It was searched on the interwebs, and we learned of the Fairy Godmother who gave the bunny three chances to reform before she turned him into a goon.

The moral of the story?  Hare today, goon tomorrow.

That, denizens, is a feghoot - a short poem or story which ends in an awful play on words.

Mr. Peabody and Sherman's adventures on Rocky and Bullwinkle were feghoots.

TBG wanted me to share his favorite : The fairy godmother promises everything to Benny as long as he doesn't shave.  He shaves, she turns him to ash, and puts him in a vase.

The moral?  A Benny shaved is a Benny urned.

Feel free to groan, and then to thank me for your new word.

1 comment:

  1. Loved the picture on FB of you, TBG and Little Cuter. The hats are really awesome! Glad you are having fun with FlapJilly. I love babies.

    Megan xxx


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