[Dixielandjazz] Gazornenplat

Bill Gunter jazzboard at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 9 23:33:57 PDT 2003


When I implied the word "gazornenplat" has no meaning Dan Augustine 

>Au contraire, chalumeau-breath:
>     The word 'gazornenplat' was first used by Bob Newheart in his routine 
>about how an infinite number of monkeys typing on an infinite number of 
>typewriters would in an infinite amount of time would reproduce all the 
>world's great literature.  He said, "Oh, just a minute, i think one of the 
>monkeys has something over here.  Yes, here it is now: 'To be, or not to 
>be, that is the gazornenplat.'"

Dan is right when he recognizes my source for the word but he is dead wrong 
if he maintains it has no meaning. As a matter of fact, the word from the 
Newhart sketch literally means 'a word which has no meaning.'

So there, Augustine!

Bill "chalumeau-breath?" Gunter
jazzboard at hotmail.com

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