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SOUND OVERHEARD ON EAST FOURTH STREET, September, 1963.
"The bugs in your head are so advanced they have a space program;
They're going to send one out to orbit around your head -
If they can ever get through the bone."
SOUND FOUND WRITTEN ON A SUBWAY POSTER AT
191st STREET. February, 1964.
Your mother is so fat she has to walk down Wall Street sideways.
Note: The sound is a modern form of folk poetry: It is a
brief,good-humored, epigrammatic insult, often imaginative and wildly
funny. Sometimes kids will swap a dozen or more sounds, exhausting their
repertoire, and then invent new ones.