Friday, June 10, 2011

Word of the Day: Cockalorum

I had no idea cockalorum was a real word! Not that his use of it makes sense, but Danny Kaye introduced me to the word when I was but a wee lass.  And it stuck. 

Master of all Masters, get out of your barnacle and put on your swibs and crackers for White-faced Siminy has got a spark of hot cockalorum on its tail and unless you  get the pondalorum High Top o’ Mountain will be all on hot cockalorum.

To find two fabulous Danny Kaye records, including Stories from Faraway Places, go here. I've posted about the ArtsReformation page before, but if you're interested in what children were listening to in the 50s and 60s, you really ought to check it out! 

Danny's story, The Big Oven (< 3min.), might be of particular interest these days of outrageous government spending policies. 

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