Wed, Sept 22, 2010
Mister Ron’s Basement # 1774
This week we have found some fun pieces concerning that great American sport, Fishing!
Normally we avoid reading stories by humorists such as Josh Billings, despite their popularity, because so much of it relies on their bad spelling. For example, in today’s story, a sentence reads: ‘The codfish iz a child ov the oshun.’ How do you read that and make it funny?
Still, in keeping with our theme this week, we present an Billings story published in 1874 - ‘The Codfish.’
Time: approx four minutes
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