Friday, November 01, 2013

Hark him yourself

Rest ye easy, friends and neighbors. We're not going to be chronicling the Global War on Xpesmas every day for the next two months or anything. But it wouldn't do to let this awesome bit of syntactic reconstruction by Fox's Culture Wars bureau pass by unnoticed:

The angels will not be allowed to hark their herald nor will the little Lord Jesus sleep on the hay after a New Jersey school district announced a ban on all religious Christmas music.
Lehrer, thou shouldst be gigging at this hour.

Constance Bauer, the superintendent of the Bordentown Regional School District, posted a message online stating someone had been questioning recent musical selections for the elementary school Christmas concerts.

Pardon me, the school district calls them “winter” concerts.

My guess is that a perpetually offended left-winger became unglued when they heard that little boys and girls might be pa rum pum pum pum.

I'm thinking there wants to be a participle in there somewhere, unless rum pum pum pum is a little closer to hem hem chiz chiz kaff than we think, in which case Fox can really get its holly-jolly in a twist. 

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Blogger The Ridger, FCD said...

Frankly, anything that stops The Little Drummer Boy needs to be encouraged.

12:24 PM, November 03, 2013  
Blogger The Ridger, FCD said...

Plus, most of them seem to be more "you can pa rum pa pum pum if they can dreidle dreidle dreidle and they can walk in the winter wonderland"

12:25 PM, November 03, 2013  
Anonymous raYb said...

The sad part of it is that Fox doesn't know the words to the carol or has no concept of punctuation. The angels don't hark any heralds, they ARE the heralds. It goes: "Hark!" the herald angels sing, "Glory to..."

9:03 PM, November 05, 2013  

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