December 31, 2022December 31, 2022 by multipleciduers New Jeer’s OYve, December 31st 2022 (Not a Cidu), Literalizing an idiom, Oy, Spoonerism, Wordplay broadly speaking Argyle Sweater, Bizarro, Dan Piraro, Dark Side of the Horse, Leigh Rubin, Rubes, Samson, Scott Hilburn, Tom Falco, Tomversations, Wayno 13 Comments OK, let’s hear the pros and cons for whether it’s better with put the garbage out or would be improved with put out the garbage. A sausage party? Related
“Take out the garbage”.
I laughed out loud at the Rubes when I saw it last night in the paper.
The little guy at the right end does indeed resemble what are sold in the U. S. as “Vienna Sausages”, often packed in a tin.
But if you ever call a hot dog a “wiener” that’s at base the same word, meaning a person or thing from Wien, i. e. Vienna.
The Spubes is Roonerism.
My kids just got a copy of “Runny Babbit” (a “billy sook” by Sel Shilverstein”) as a Christmas present. I found it surprising just how many of the twists required practice to render correctly, because the exchanged consonants often altered the “automatic” pronunciation of the subsequent vowel, or vice versa.
From “The Man On The Flying Trapeze” as recorded by Doodles Weaver and Spike Jones.
You know, a funny thing happened, a man came up to me and said,
“Doodles, Doodles, did you leave home?
I said, “I left home.”
He said, “Did you put the cat out?”
I said, “I didn’t know he was on fire!”
I was quite pleased once to discover that the spoonerism for a vulgar phrase meaning “bowel movement” remained a vulgar phrase in the new form (though with different meaning).
Looking at his thumbs, the doctor/hypnotist seems to have two left hands…?
You’re right, El Cucui!
Son: I learned two new words in school today. “Narrative” means a tale, and “extinguish” means to put out.
Father: That’s nice. Now grab the cat by the narrative and extinguish him.
Mark in Boston – I heard it as a child being chided for using “bad words” in talking about a someone whose rear end was on fire and how he saved him – his mother telling him to use more polite language – So he repeats what he said as ” and then I had to extinguish his anecdote”
Meryl A — That reminds me of the teacher who asked the boy if he did anything interesting over the weekend. The boy told the teacher about something he did a frog and a firecracker and specifically where he put the firecracker. The teacher corrected the bad word with the more formal word. The boy said “You bet I wrecked ‘im!”
Mark in Boston – 🙂