Thursday, November 17, 2011
The Frost is on the Punkin and The Phrase Finder website
In my previous post, I mentioned the "Frost was on the Pumpkin." I did some research and came up with this poem by James Whitcomb Riley. It came from the website of "the Phrase Finder." They also point out that it's "punkin" not pumpkin.
Love this site. It has: Phrases thesauraus, Meanings and Origins of Phrases and Sayings, Famous Last Words, Discussion Forum Archives, A Phrase a Week.
I don't know who runs the site, otherwise I'd give his/her name. It's well worth seeing.
WHEN the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock,
And you hear the kyouck and gobble of the struttin' turkey-cock,
And the clackin' of the guineys, and the cluckin' of the hens,
And the rooster's hallylooyer as he tiptoes on the fence;
O, it's then the time a feller is a-feelin' at his best, 5
With the risin' sun to greet him from a night of peaceful rest,
As he leaves the house, bareheaded, and goes out to feed the stock,
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock.
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