A Brief Reflection on the Name Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern- schplenden- schlitter- crasscrenbon- fried- digger- dingle- dangle- dongle- du

[Title: 'It's the Arts'. Classical music plays.]
Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, Brahms, Panties...I'm sorry...Schumann, Schubert, Mendelssohn and Bach. Names that will live for ever. But there is one composer whose name is never included with the greats. Why is it that the world never remembered the name of Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern
- schplenden-
schlitter-
crasscrenbon-
fried- digger- dingle- dangle- dongle- dungle-
burstein- von- knacker- thrasher- apple- banger-
horowitz- ticolensic- grander- knotty- spelltinkle-
grandlich- grumblemeyer- spelterwasser- kurstlich-
himbleeisen- bahnwagen- gutenabend- bitte- ein- nürnburger- bratwustle-
gerspurten- mitz- weimache- luber- hundsfut- gumberaber- shönedanker-
kalbsfleisch- mittler- aucher von Hautkopft
of Ulm?
(Monty Python's Flying Circus, writing credited to Graham Chapman and John Cleese)

It just occured to me that one of the funniest things about the name Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern- schplenden- schlitter- crasscrenbon- fried- digger- dingle- dangle- dongle- dungle- burstein- von- knacker- thrasher- apple- banger- horowitz- ticolensic- grander- knotty- spelltinkle- grandlich- grumblemeyer- spelterwasser- kurstlich- himbleeisen- bahnwagen- gutenabend- bitte- ein- nürnburger- bratwustle- gerspurten- mitz- weimache- luber- hundsfut- gumberaber- shönedanker- kalbsfleisch- mittler- aucher von Hautkopft of Ulm is the closing phrase-- as if to imply that there are other Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern- schplenden- schlitter- crasscrenbon- fried- digger- dingle- dangle- dongle- dungle- burstein- von- knacker- thrasher- apple- banger- horowitz- ticolensic- grander- knotty- spelltinkle- grandlich- grumblemeyer- spelterwasser- kurstlich- himbleeisen- bahnwagen- gutenabend- bitte- ein- nürnburger- bratwustle- gerspurten- mitz- weimache- luber- hundsfut- gumberaber- shönedanker- kalbsfleisch- mittler- aucher von Hautkopfts out there, perhaps from Worms or Brest, and not to be confused with the great composer of Ulm.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Germans are proud of their cities and their heritage. Maybe it was to keep cousins from marrying?? smile, Dee Ann
product of grandparents from Hamburg and Stuttgart.

Ormondroyd's Encyclopedia Esoterica said...

Better safe than sorry. My dysfunctional Southern family heritage DOES include first cousins who married.