[Dixielandjazz] Fw: A.Word.A.Day--prick-song

Jerry Gordon jerrygordon@juno.com
Wed, 26 Jun 2002 17:58:54 -0400

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From: Wordsmith <wsmith@wordsmith.org>
To: linguaphile@wordsmith.org
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 00:20:18 -0400
Subject: A.Word.A.Day--prick-song
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prick-song (prik song) noun

   Written music.

[From picked-song, music sung from pricked (written) notes, as compared
that sung from memory.]

   "My last hope before Election Day is that each will put down his
   prick-song and sing a plain-song in debates before a national
   Billy Porterfield, Perot, Bush, Clinton Leave Voter Swerked in
   Mubblefubbles, The Austin American Statesman, Jun 24, 1992.

   "Mercutio: More than prince of cats, I can tell you.  O, he is the
   courageous captain of compliments. He fights as you sing prick-song
   William Shakespeare, Romeo And Juliet: Act II, Scene IV.

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