I wonder how many people will “get” the line “Torture my ears with Dan Schutte?” I sure got it and I can’t stop laughing.
Notice, however, that he didn’t leave himself open to torture by Marty Haugen. I bet he’d crack before we even got to “hist’ry myst’ry” or “bread of new birth.”
Should that read “trousers pockets,” “trousers’ pockets,” or “trouser pockets”?
On the model of “pants,” the first two would be correct, but the third not — based on what sounds right and wrong to me about “pants” and its putative singular.
Yet . . . “trouser pockets” doesn’t sound wrong to my ear.
On a related question — assuming these do have singulars — has anyone ever really seen a trouser, a pant, a breech, a britch, or an overall?
If so, would these be correct for what a one-legged man might wear?
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A bicycle catalog I receive used to refer to each unit of long leggings they sold as a “tight.” If I remember correctly, they also sold a “pant” and “short” or two as well. It wasn’t clear whether two-legged cyclists needed to buy two of the desired garment.
You think Dan Schutte is bad? Can’t stand Marty Haugen? Wait until you hear the musical blandness that an Episcopalian organist/music director inflicts on the Catholic parish he works for.
Thanks for the laughs, Dr. B.
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