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Thread #78750   Message #1421966
Posted By: GUEST,anonanonanon
26-Feb-05 - 09:53 PM
Thread Name: Acceptable adjectives in folk songs
Subject: RE: Acceptable adjectives in folk songs
Never been used and never will be, Greg?

I'm sure I've heard the word *turgid* in a long Scottish ballad, (or perhaps that was just the description of it).

And from the semi-serious to the abjectly silly, how about these lines:

....As She Mauve-d Through the Fair...

...As he filled the sailor's mug...

not forgetting that great folk song Nellie the rElevant....

Enough!