The Shakespeare Conference: Tuesday, 29 April 2003
Date: Tuesday, 29 Apr 2003 11:07:17 +1000
Subject: 14.0795 Re: God Save the Queen
Comment: Re: SHK 14.0795 Re: God Save the Queen
At the risk of being thought both trivial and obscene, there is of
course, the version of Rule Britannia that I dimly recall from my dim
Rule Britannia! Marmalade and Jam!
Appropriate number Chinese cracker(s) up your jumper!
Bam! (increase number of Bams as required) until everyone at the party
was too inebriated or too bored to persevere any longer with patriotism,
at which time the final verse substituted fundaments for jumpers. For
those non-Anglophones amongst us, a jumper is a sweater, and the correct
and appropriate spelling and pronunciation of the fundament is
arsehole. This ditty, along with other similar specimens of wit and
erudition was especially beloved of Engineers and Rugby players. Us
Arty types just used to go along to sneer!
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