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08:39:52 PM Feb 1st 2014
So where would The Llama Song fit into this? It uses the same tune.
01:48:37 PM Nov 5th 2013
This description is a crime against scansion. I tried to sing it to the tune of the song, and let's just say it didn't work. That said, I have no clue how to properly rewrite it.
08:21:42 PM Nov 5th 2013
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I think you just have to pronounce some of the words, ah, creatively. (And this happens in plenty of G&S songs anyway... :P )

I certainly don't think any re-write is needed, unless some truly brilliant songwriter happens by and feels very inspired. :P The current version is quite good, I think.
02:59:55 PM Nov 6th 2013
Looks fine to me.
11:33:47 PM Nov 6th 2013
It's excellent as-is. The only word which might catch one out is "rattling", which should be pronounced with two syllables.
04:21:32 AM May 8th 2012
Ahhh, crud. I'll have to add this here:

And this page would not be complete without the XKCD And its definitive reviewing of how Every Major's Terribly

Yeah, it takes some limits with the prosody and language and damn nearly everything else. But here you go.
05:21:53 AM Dec 17th 2010
edited by girlyboy
To Tannhaeuser, the person who tried to delete the incredibly awesome self-demonstrating song to replace it with a boring regular description: I must ask you a very, very important question.

Are you insane?

I'm sorry, that was harsh. But... But seriously! Why! Whyyy
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