Mary Had A Little Monkey

edAs I have been heard
to say more than once…..

Our Edwardian predecessors
could get downright weird.

Their postcards show this
tendency very clearly.

Oh sure, I know — monk
it’s just harmless fun, sure.

Until somebody puts
an eye out or something.

Alright, so I don’t know
what I’m talking about.
monk2
That’s never stopped us
around here before.

The truth is that sometimes,
their humor has completely
lost it’s meaning to us
modern-day in-the-know folk,

monk3— and we really don’t know
what the hell they
were talking about.

I’d LOVE to say
I get the joke,
but a lot of references
just get very lost in
the fog of history
and changes in language.  4

So, even a seemingly
simple, dirty spin
on a nursery rhyme
requires a PhD in
cultural anthropology
to really be understood.

As far as the naughty
symbolism 5is concerned,
I’m thinking that we
we might have simply
switched animals over
the course of a century……

And I’m betting she woulda
had a lot more fun with
that monkey if she had
just gone ahead 6
and shaved it.

Just sayin’.

!!!! HOY !!!!!!!

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8 thoughts on “Mary Had A Little Monkey

  1. mislucja says:

    Oh. My. Gawd.
    Wow….. lol !!!!

  2. Love this!
    Weird and monkeys…that’s my life!
    Now-a-days we wax our monkeys!
    Just sayin’. 😀
    HUGS!!! 😛

  3. ktz2 says:

    ‘here kitty kitty’

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