[Dixielandjazz] Hard man

Anton Crouch a.crouch@unsw.edu.au
Sat, 31 Aug 2002 16:03:44 +1000

Hello John and Bill

A hard man is good to find? Hey! Of course it's deliberate   :-)

It's as old as the hills - I've seen it attributed to Mae West and Aussie
songsters (who are famous for their good taste) have been known to use it
in performance.


PS for Henry S

The full version of your Spooner double spoonerism is "mardon me padam,
you're occupewing my pie"

You probably know some of the others, simpler ones:

"The lord is a shoving leopard"
"It's enjoyable to go for a ride on a well boiled icycle"
(describing a cat which had fallen from a wall) "It wasn't hurt; it popped
on its drawers and ran away"