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Song Parodies -> "Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia"

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Mary Poppins Soundtrack

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Sweet Indigo

The Lyrics

I thought I'd never do this song, but then I had the idea and had to write it before you could say flaucinoccinihilipilification. 'Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia' was invented by some smart geezer as a word to mean 'fear of long words'. In verse 1, 'vocabulary' must be pronounced with a Gilbert and Sullivan-esque emphasis on the 'lary' so that it rhymes with 'hairy'. Also, pronounce phobia 'phobe-ya'. And remember, never use a long word where a diminutive one will do!
Means that my verbosity might cause you melancholia
I'll attempt to keep to brevity that might console ya

(Speak an affirmative, if you say aye
speak an affirmative, if you say aye)

My tendency to vacillate when I was but a lad
Made my patriarch pontificate that I was bad
His punitative measures were so physically cruel
For my vocabulary had rebelled against his rule

Made my father metamorphose into a great ogre
He paddled on my derriere from May until October

(Lost effervescency, made rather shy
lost effervescency, made rather shy)

I flew from Great Britannia and I found Tajikistan
To cogitate and contemplate; accumulate a tan
The peoples there indigenous would listen to me talk
They'd stay there temporarily then have to take a walk

I diagnosed afflictions from New Zealand to Mongolia
You say "Salutations" and they just don't want to know ya

(Never belligerent, that I deny
never belligerent, that I deny)

So if a feline quadruped has grappled on your tongue
Be not apprehensive when you hear a word so long
Greet with jubilation every lengthy word you hear
For quantitatively rich words are nothing you should fear

Even when intoxicated makes one rather sober
Why trust the diminutive when it's so mediocre?

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Pacing: 4.2
How Funny: 4.3
Overall Rating: 4.2

Total Votes: 50

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 3   6
 4   11
 5   28

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Kim West - January 24, 2005 - Report this comment
That was practically verbose in every sort of way, but nonetheless rather cute as well.
Know 1 can hear you dream - January 24, 2005 - Report this comment
You know, I used to think that abbreviated was a long word, but not any more... :-)
Phil Alexander - January 24, 2005 - Report this comment
As spaff will tell you, I have a disinclination towards supercalifetc. parodies... in this case more than balanced by my sesquipedalian tendencies :-)
John Jenkins - January 25, 2005 - Report this comment
As soon as I get this feline quadraped off my tongue, I'll tell you what an entertaining parody this is. Well done, SI.
Tim Mayfield - January 25, 2005 - Report this comment
Nicely done Sweet Indigo.
Sweet Indigo - January 25, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks very much everyone :D
Stuart McArthur - January 25, 2005 - Report this comment
this deserves more votes - it's hilarious - loved the derriere/october line rhyming with ogre - 555 Sweet Indigo (ah, still the most beautiful name)
Johnny D - January 25, 2005 - Report this comment
In a word: GREAT!
Sir William Musical-Comedy - January 25, 2005 - Report this comment
As the inventor of the musical comedy, I find this most pleasing! <3 ya my jar of pickled onions. Sir W. M-C, brother in law of Camille Central-Hall, creator of Central Hall.
Claude Prez - January 25, 2005 - Report this comment
Great stuff
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - January 25, 2005 - Report this comment
Big parody am good. I likes it. Lots big word.
Sweet Indigo - January 26, 2005 - Report this comment
My heartfelt gratitude for all your panegyrics... Thank you so much guys :) Stuart, you made me blush :)
Agrimorfee - January 26, 2005 - Report this comment
Speaking for myself, my lachrymosal ducts were irrigating simultaneously as my gluetus maximus disattached itself from my posterior region, this obsfucation of the topic entertained me so heavily. 555
Taylor - December 12, 2006 - Report this comment
wow still is hard to say but oh well this was fun
Pot Monster - February 28, 2008 - Report this comment
LadyCupCakes - February 28, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved this . . . paddled you from May until December?? Makes me laugh at what happened from January to April ?? It's 555's for total zaniness!!

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