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Song Parodies -> "Fulsome Diction Blues"

Original Song Title:

"Folsom Prison Blues"

Original Performer:

Johnny Cash

Parody Song Title:

"Fulsome Diction Blues"

Parody Written by:

Giorgio Coniglio

The Lyrics

To appreciate the fine details of this piece, you may need to consult a good dictionary. It was inspired by hearing the tiresome, ineffectual and mistaken use of "fulsome" (bloated, cloying, nauseating) to inflate the word "full".
I favor precise syntax, also terms that aren't obscure,
But skill in this regard don't earn no sinecure.
We're stuck with fulsome language, careening round the curve.
Eschewing parlous diction takes vigor, vim and verve.

The origin of 'specious' lies deep within the soul;
You try to be ingenious, but suffice to be 'mindful'.
I classed a guy as 'restive' - what I meant was 'calmed'
Now I'll feel so meretricious until when I'm embalmed.

I presage Big Bananas in a gaudy chauffered Benz,
They'll likely smoke Havanas with their double-malted blends;
They'll purvey inchoate music, an 'ivory-tickler' too,
And they'll launch the night's diversion without further 'adieu'. (pron. ad-yoo)

I sense those noisome symptoms, not 'symptomatology';
There is method in my madness, but not 'methodology'.
Those after-dinner speakers, they're what one calls verbose;
I'll forgo their panegyrics, when I'm more otiose.

I favor proper parlance with no expletives abstruse,
'Though such recondite leaning serves no heuristic use.
Eschewing fulsome diction takes vigor, vim and verve -
A paradigm to strive for, from which one shouldn't swerve.

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Pacing: 3.7
How Funny: 3.7
Overall Rating: 3.7

Total Votes: 6

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Claude Prez - July 21, 2014 - Report this comment
Good. Just very, very quite.....uh, good
Dick Shawn - July 21, 2014 - Report this comment
Jonathan - July 21, 2014 - Report this comment
right... good one 5's... I'm off to read my dictionary now...
Patrick - July 23, 2014 - Report this comment
Tommy Turtle would have loved this. Are you sure you are not his Canadian reincarnation?
Giorgio Coniglio - July 27, 2014 - Report this comment
Thanks for your affirmation. I wish I could live up to your comparison of my work and that of T. Turtle; I might fluke something close to his style on occasion, but will never achieve his output.

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