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Thread #59418 Message #2115473
Posted By: Rapparee
31-Jul-07 - 09:41 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
You're right, Amos. I peered into the neighbor's dog dish and All Was Revealed. In the bottom mystic letters formed which read
Feu, flamme, faim, furt, farouche, fumée
Fera faillir, froiƒƒant fort, foy faucher.
Fils de Denté. toute Prouence humée.
Chaƒƒé de regne. enragé ƒang cracher.
which I translated as
Fire, flame, fame, fart, Farouk, fumed
Fair failure, hard rubbings, faith voucher.
Sons of the dentist, all Provence hummed.
Chased the Queen. Angered the fang cracker.
Obviously this refers to failure of the late King Farouk to visit his dentist more often, for if he had he would have made it big as a gospel singer. But instead he made a pass at the Queen and made her dentist mad.
More research showed that the "Sons of the dentist" were a group similar to, but not identical with, the "Sons of the Pioneers." They had a big hit ("Swish, spit, the water") in the south of France in the early 1950s but faded into obscurity after they failed to break into the New York folk scene in 1956. The only member of the group left, Bob Zimmerman, currently delivers pizza and soup in Greenwich Village.
So yes, the dog dish DOES hold The Secret To All Things.