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Thread #102462   Message #3248908
Posted By: GUEST,P. Meyer
01-Nov-11 - 10:58 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: 'A handsome man stepped under the transom
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'A handsome man stepped under the transom
... where I went to college in Kansas, "a gentleman dapper stepped out of the crapper" was considered, well, uncouth. So we changed it to:

    "A gentleman uncouth stepped out of the phone booth ..."

    thus preserving both the meter and the rhyme.