Sunday, 16 May 2004


Everyone knows Ogden Nash's bespectacled girl who doesn't get her necktacled. Here are some other tortured assonances.

Tom Lehrer's Wiener Schnitzel Waltz has:
Your lips were like wine, if you'll pardon the simile,
The music was lovely and quite Rudolf Friml-y...

A song about a masked ball has:
...Take off your false face
So I can waltz face
To face with you..

And in Noel Coward's Nina from Argentina (Who Wouldn't Dance)....
She refused to begin the beguine when they besought her to
And in language profane and obscene she cursed the man who taught her to
She cursed Cole Porter too...

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