[Dixielandjazz] Not JAZZ -- Mondegreens

Henry B. Stinson HenryStinson@earthlink.net
Thu, 29 Aug 2002 12:35:14 -0400

There's a true story a fellow tells on himself.  He was and is
the self proclaimed worlds greatest expert on some of the
manifestations of Cockney accent & language, and on the use
of odd word substitutions to form secret symbols of things
people who are at odds with the law (or in prison) use to
communicate in the presence of police or others of the upper
classes they don't want to know what they're saying.  There's
a whole different subject there that I won't go into.  In this story,
he's signing his new book (about these subjects) in a bookstore,
in Australia or in London's East Side,  when a woman in the line
gets to him, hands him a copy of his book, and says "Emma Chissit".
He starts signing her book "Emma Chissit", when she says, "Naw,
Naw, ew much is the book?"  (Add Cockney accent as your
imagination allows.)

Non-jazz content:  "Emma Chissat Doggy in the Window?"
Jazz Content: "I Could Write a Book".

Henry B. Stinson, BSECE, Senior Software Engineer (VB)
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