‎"...a little 'trouty', but quite good" ~ Eve Kendall, North By Northwest

Thursday, June 4, 2009

sing it with me now

Chris: it's "seafood, steak and lobster, too."

me: but that's redundant.

Chris: yes, but that's the way the jingle goes.

me: I prefer "something, something, lobster too." Besides, it's better than "seafood, steak and sometimes gruel," which was the other version in my head. They should count their blessings.

Chris: I'll never work in this town again.


Janine said...

Ok - see? This is EXACTLY what happens when a word person mates with a music person.

I'd like to tell you that this will be the last of these disagreements but I sense years of cringing over improperly formed lyrics.

TwoBusy said...

Does seal meat count as seafood?

Anonymous said...

If you dive up a foodtrolley of that Air France plane near Brazil, does that count as seafood?

Celia said...

Have you ever seen the Sesame Street episode where Grover is a waiter and he has to sing the orders to remember them?

My sister and I sing it all the time we cannot stop.

Part of it is "warm and toasty(tasty?) on a bun, pickles, french fries, yum yum yum!"

And we will sing it ANYWHERE.

Lisa said...

I'm in complete agreement with you in terms of wording and preference. Also, this has made me want hush puppies. I haven't been to a seafood place in ages.

Susan said...

janine - it is good to know someone feels my pain.

TwoBusy - um, yeah?

Anon - you and TwoBusy should have drinks sometime. You people are just wrong.

Celia - this is one of the 5 quadrillion reasons god gave us sisters.

Lisa - are hush puppies a southern thing? I never see them here. I remember them looking vaguely like tater tots (which bodes well for them.)

Zip n Tizzy said...

I'm not stuck on your song yet since I haven't actually heard it, but, Celia has the "Me nah me nah" song by the muppets stuck in my head now. vague association. I recently learned that the phenomenon of getting catchy songs stuck in your head is called ear worms.

Dana's Brain said...

Mmmmmmm, lobster.