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  1. Jonathan April 9, 2007 3:42 pm

    Jim Henson is the name you’re thinking of, I do believe. The whole Muppet thing just goes to show you what happens when you give a bunch of college students weed and puppets.

  2. Natalie P. April 9, 2007 4:44 pm

    Yeah, but was it Henson himself, or one of the show’s writers? And did they realize the effect? I don’t think so…

    “Do you like dumpling?”
    “I don’t know, I’ve never dumpled.”

  3. Anya May 14, 2007 9:28 am

    The concept of birthing an idea rather than a child is explored in Plato’s “Symposium”. Most of the book is a bunch of guys lounging around talking about sex with other guys. Socrates, always the show-off, takes it to another level and in typical long-winded fashion promotes the idea of a man’s personal evolution from basic old lust to this higher brand of procreation.

    If you’ve read it, you’ll see how it may apply to “mahnahmahnah”.

    Which is not only infectious in its own right, but spreads to all other words of the correct number of sylables. Philomela (PHIL-oh-MAY-lah) was consistantly mispronounced by our professor as phih-LAH-mah-lah. Eventually, five or six of us couldn’t help but follow it with “du dooo de dooo do.”