Ever wondered why opera singers tend to sing the same line over and over and over again? This is just in case there are any Americans in the audience. Take, for example, Act XXIII of Wagner’s Flight of the Oberammerscheissekartofflekopfgeschaft. You may hear:
“The queen is dead ! The queen is dead !
The queen the queen the queen the queen is dead dead dead dead dead
The queen is dead ! The queen is dead !
Dead dead dead dead dead is the queen queen queen queen queen !”
This will be followed by a loud voice from the most expensive seats in the house: “Gee Wilbur… What happened to the Queen ?”
Scaryduckling: “Dad, can I have some ice cream?”
Scary: “What’s the magic word?”
Cheeky. Little. Sods.