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Thread #15249 Message #1566659
Posted By: GUEST,Joe_F
19-Sep-05 - 11:00 AM
Thread Name: Balls cried the Queen, if I had two...
Subject: RE: Balls cried the Queen, if I had two...
You don't have to be Jewish: In the Methodist milieu of some of my ancestors, the saying was, "Yes, and if my aunt had balls, she'd be my uncle". Likewise the Russians respond to iffy statements with a rhyme that translates to "If it weren't for if & but, I'd have been a general a long time ago".
The alternating choruses of yay & boo also occur in "Parties Make the World Go Round", e.g.
There will be no swimming in the pool / We are using it to store the beer
Positively no fornication on the dance floor / And no dancing on the fornication floor
It is forbidden to touch the barmaids' delicate dresses / They are made of cellophane
--- Joe Fineman email@example.com
||: Of all the adornments of power, the most impressive is restraint. :||