Mudcat Café message #562720 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #39443   Message #562720
Posted By: CapriUni
01-Oct-01 - 02:38 PM
Thread Name: Farting in Public
Subject: RE: Farting in Public
Kendall --

You wrote:

"There once was a fella named Carter
He was a world famous farter
He could fart anything
From God Save the King
To Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata."

In Shakespeare's day (when they were far less prudish about these things than we were), farting a tune was a recognized, if not exzctly a respectable, skill. I believe there are a couple of lines from one of his plays that refers to this, in jest. I don't remember the lines exactly, and I can't remember if they are from "Hamlet" or from "Taming of the Shrew" (and I may be wrong in both cases), but the gist is something like this:

Man 1: And will there be musicians?
Man 2: Yes M'lord. They play wind instruments.
Man 1: Ah! Thereby hangs a tale ...

(and you thought 'Catters came up with groaners of puns! ;-))