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Song Parodies -> "Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis"

Original Song Title:

"Yesterday"

Original Performer:

Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis"

Parody Written by:

Stray Pooch

The Lyrics

I stole this idea (we like to call it "inspiration") from Guy DiRito's "Pseudoantidisestablishmentarianism." I issued him a teasing challenge to write a parody based on this word and then realized that as a good NCO I should never ask someone to do what I was not willing to do myself! I also got some "inspiration" from Phil Alexander's 'Postrophe" as sung by Mari Duncan on the tribute. Here are the results. Do not try to sing it out loud unless you have REALLY good breath control . . .
Pneumono-
ultramicroscopicsilico-
volcanoconiosis I know
is hard to fit on just one row!

Lung disease
caused by dust that makes you want to sneeze.
Though it shows up in dictionairies,
it's probably meant whimsically.

Why the word's so long
I don't know, perhaps for show.
I just know it's wrong
how a word like that can grow -ow -ow -ow. . .

What a trick.
Nineteen syllables that just mean "sick."
It's a word you never can say quick.
But spelling it can be a kick.

If you spell it wrong
Who would know? For sure, not me!
Sometimes "-conio-"
is spelled with a "k" you see?

pneumono-
ultramicroscopicsilico-
volcanoconiosis I know
can make it hard, to suck or blow.

(but this song sure does, I know . . .)
Copyright Straypooch 2004

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Stray Pooch - February 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Kiddies, this is a lesson in the concept of "First Draft Writers." There are a few things I would correct in this song if I had it to do over. In retrospect, I should have reversed the order of the couplets in the second bridge (about the spelling differences). That would have made that bridge perfect on rhyme scheme. Why I chose to do it the way I did escapes me. But I got cocky and shot this off quickly. Next time, I'm taking my time. This led me to a post on the message board under the title "the Creative Process." Any feedback on the topic there is appreciated.
Guy - February 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Stray - It's great anyway. I know what you mean about rushing. Been there, done that and got the T-Shirt. Sometimes I have a song in the preview queue for hours before I press the process button. Well done.
Michael - February 01, 2004 - Report this comment
MMM It's Ok and creative
Michael - February 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Very creative
Adagio - February 01, 2004 - Report this comment
I like it. Where is this post on the message board about the Creative Process?
Stray Pooch - February 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Guy, Michael, Michael (am I seeing double?) and Adagio: Thanks much. Guy: Where do I get that T-shirt - lol! Adagio: Look in the "Song Parodies" forum on the messageboard. It's up top right now, with the title "The Creative Process."
Adagio - February 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks. Stray!
Michael - February 01, 2004 - Report this comment
naw just made a correction
Know 1 can hear you dream - February 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Ok, besides from a 455, hereīs the next word for you:

"Floccinaucinihilipilification": The act of evaluating something as worthless. (It was once the longest word in the Oxford Dictionary, or so I was told by the Australian teacher who challenge me to use it during me limerick writing period).

A slight overworked teacher from Perth
thought his class was the scum of the earth
his floccinaucinihilipilification
was to change their location
gave detention, then drove off to surf

BTW: If anyone cares, my recent absence is due to a lot of IRL stuff that takes a lot of my time. I love this place so much that I almost became an internet junkie, and now I have to make up for it. Besides from a co-op parody thatīs coming up soon my presence will probably be very sporadic during the next months. (And today, when I for once had an hour to spare, this, and "pretty fly" was the only songs I really knew well as originals. I guess thatīs some kind of irony in itself). ;-)
Meriadoc - February 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Wow Pooch! This is great! You have inspired me to see what I could do with stadtsverordnetenversamlungen!
Stray Pooch - February 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Know: ZOUNDS! Awesome limerick! Meriadoc: Thanks. Why don't you try the German word for bra: Stoppemfromfloppen. . . :P
Claude Prez - February 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Found these fives sittin' around; I believe they belong to you
Johnny D - February 01, 2004 - Report this comment
I liked it. 5's
John Jenkins - February 01, 2004 - Report this comment
The last line is completely false, but I don't see how I can reduce your score for that - fives.
Stray Pooch - February 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Claude, Johnny D, John: Thanks, folks! Claude I'm not sure those fives are mine, but I'll take 'em just the same - lol!
Phil Alexander - February 02, 2004 - Report this comment
I suppose a suitable response to this one would be a "who stole the station sign at Llanfairpwllgwngwllgogerychwrndrobwyllllantisiliogogogoch"... I think that's right, but I can't be bothered to check right now ;-) Anyway, very cute idea for a parody, Pooch.
Phil Alexander - February 02, 2004 - Report this comment
(fx: checks on spelling) Damn! Nearly right.. should be Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
David Chrenko - February 02, 2004 - Report this comment
I really got a good laugh out of this one, Mr. Pooch! Before I even got into the song itself, I thought setting the parody to "Yesterday", instead of the obvious choice, "Supercali..." was a stroke of genius. LOL
Stray Pooch - February 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Phil and David: Thanks! This one drew a lot more votes than I had anticipated! Phil, it was your "'Postrophes" that inspired the idea of using "Yesterday." I just heard Mari in my head singing this word to that song like she did with yours on the tribute. So between Guy's "long-word" idea and your cute parody of "Yesterday" I came up with an inspiration. David: I would characterize it more as a stroke of insanity. :D Thanks, all!
Rick D - February 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Wow, you too? I hear Mari in my head ALL the time. Very inspirational.
Stray Pooch - February 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Yeah, Rick, but the diff is YOU can let your WIFE read that post!!!!! LOL!
Agrimorfee - February 09, 2004 - Report this comment
555 for the cajones to do it.
Birgitta - February 17, 2004 - Report this comment
Oh my goodness-I thought I was gonna lose a lung from laughing at this title...lol.Then I read the lyrics and am just amazed.This is awesome! Perfect everything in every way. This is true greatness.Wow.Speechless. : )
Joel - February 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Hey! That a perfect discription of pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolacnoconiosis however, my friend can say it really fast.
Two-men-one-brain - March 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Its perfect for the high-nasel-American-voice. Groucho Marks or Bugs Bunny gooood, Noel Coward baaaad.
georgie - May 18, 2004 - Report this comment
HAAAAAHAAAAAAAHAAA!!!!weasels!
Leo Jay - July 17, 2004 - Report this comment
Geez, that's really, really great.
fredrick - February 27, 2005 - Report this comment
its a great song! i luuuved it! super spiffy, dude! and no, your song did not suck.

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