The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #61595   Message #991553
Posted By: CapriUni
27-Jul-03 - 03:30 PM
Thread Name: new ditty from CapriUni: Broken Alphabet
Subject: RE: new ditty from CapriUni: Broken Alphabet
I just had a thought this morning: since this is an Alphabet Song (of sorts), and therefore potentially children's fare. I've decided that the letter pair of F-N is a little too off-color for comfort.

If it were essential to the integrity of the song, I would leave it alone. But it's not.

Switching the X and the N keeps the scansion in working order, and avoids the perception of deleted expletives. So the first two lines should now read:

H O N Double-U A
K G B Z, F X R E J