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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000854.txt from 1999/06

From: Ken Wolman <>
Subj: Re: [kl] index of "The Clarinet"
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 1999 11:04:50 -0400 wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Jun 1999, David B. Niethamer wrote:
> > Oh frabjous day...!!!
> Is this a Leeson-ism? What does it mean?

Now, it's a Lewis Carroll-ism, specifically from the poem "Jabberwocky,"
maybe the greatest use of nonsense syllables in English.

And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Calloo-callay,
he chortled in his joy!

Ken Wolman dbtrader Deutsche Bank, N.A.
1251 Sixth Avenue New York, NY 10019 212-469-6494

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