May 09, 2005

Dear Heaneyland

Another installment of the irregular series in which I answer search queries from my referral log. Today:

how to pronounce analogous


Of course, the query is ambiguous. I have chosen to interpret it as "How do you pronounce 'analogous' correctly?" although taken more literally, it could be interpreted as "What are some of the many ways to pronounce the string of letters 'analogous'?" (in which case I would be forced to admit that two attractive possibilites are an-uh-loe-GOOSE and AIN-ull-oh-gouse).

Posted by Francis at 03:11 PM | TrackBack

I had this idea a little while ago; it seems you've thought of it first! Kudos.

I was first going to tackle "who was the first person to start poetry", lend some insight into "sense of taste of a crab," and then come up with a "bird and crab joke." I have not yet done these things.

By the way, I have always loved your Holy Tango. Deeply, really. For years. Thank you.

Posted by: citycrab at May 12, 2005 12:54 PM

I have been mulling your questions over.

Cheap answer to question one: Edgar Allan POE started POEtry. Ha ha ha ha! [Deep shame]

Cheap answer to question two: Crab has a taste?

Joke involving a bird and a crab: This was the best I could do.

A bird and a crab walk into a bar. They each order a beer. The bartender says, "We don't see too many birds and crabs in here." This is funny because the bar is actually filled with birds and crabs; the bartender is actually speaking sarcastically. The bartender honestly kind of hates the way his bar has suddenly become this bird-and-crab hangout, but he jokes anyway because it's good for tips. It was okay when it was just birds, but now all the crabs are keeping the rabbis away.

Posted by: Francis at May 12, 2005 04:53 PM
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