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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000855.txt from 1999/06

From: "Mark Charette" <charette@-----.org>
Subj: Re: [kl] index of "The Clarinet"
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 1999 11:21:17 -0400

From: Ken Wolman <Ken.Wolman@-----.com>
> nleupold@-----.edu 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!

In case anyone is _really_ confused now, Jabberwocky is from "Through the
Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There".

Cheers,
Mark Charette@-----.org
You never know what you'll find in this list :^)

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