Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Words that Changed the World X

“If Ford is to Chevrolet
What Dodge is to Chrysler,
What Corn Flakes are to Post Toasties,
What the clear blue sky is to the deep blue sea,
What Hank Williams is to Neil Armstrong,
Can you doubt we were made for each other?”1

1. This post represents a bit of a departure from the standard format of “Words that Changed the World.” In the past, these have involved only gibberish words, incomprehensible mumbling, or drunken babbling. As Lyle Lovett capably shows here, however, a gifted wordsmith can take perfectly normal words, organize them in a logical and grammatical order, and still end up with complete nonsense.

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