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Trying to exorcise an earworm [Dec. 31st, 2016|11:03 pm]
shewhomust
poliphilo posted yesterday about the mantra "Spectacles, testicles, watch and wallet," with which a man might describe the action of crossing himself. I have no idea whether the order in which those points are visited is significant, but I commented that the version I know is "Spectacles, testicles, wallet and watch," which is rythmically more satisfying.

It is indeed: I am now completely earwormed by it. Only the version that is now playing in my head begins: "Pentacles, tentacles..."

Happy New Year, everyone!
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[User Picture]From: sovay
2017-01-01 12:49 am (UTC)
I have no idea whether the order in which those points are visited is significant, but I commented that the version I know is "Spectacles, testicles, wallet and watch," which is rythmically more satisfying.

I had a friend who used to say "Spectacles, testicles, check!" whenever he was leaving his house and locking up; it was not associated with any religious action. I didn't hear the "wallet, watch" version until many years later.

It is indeed: I am now completely earwormed by it. Only the version that is now playing in my head begins: "Pentacles, tentacles..."

I like that!
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2017-01-01 11:21 am (UTC)
Glad you like it - let me know if you find out how it ends!
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2017-01-02 04:43 pm (UTC)

What the well-dressed Lovecraftian is wearing

Got it: Pentacles, tentacles, holiday socks.
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[User Picture]From: sovay
2017-01-02 08:08 pm (UTC)

Re: What the well-dressed Lovecraftian is wearing

Pentacles, tentacles, holiday socks.

Yes!
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[User Picture]From: pigshitpoet
2017-01-01 02:32 am (UTC)

Spectacles, testicles, wallet and watch

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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2017-01-01 11:20 am (UTC)

Re: Spectacles, testicles, wallet and watch

Indeed!
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