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Re: Sod's alphabet?

Posted by TheFallen on September 19, 2002

In Reply to: Re: Sod's alphabet? posted by Marmota Monax on September 19, 2002

: : 20 or so years ago, I vaguely remember discussing something that a friend of mine assured me was called the "Sod's Alphabet". It definitely started off with:-

: : A for 'orses.
: : B for lamb.

: : ...but, although a few of those present knew these two, nobody knew any of the rest - or even if any more actually exist. We did come up with "F for vescent", "T for brushed" and "X for omelettes", but these were invented on the spot, rather than being part of any original. Does anyone have any more information about the Sod's Alphabet? It sounds like it might well come from the area of British music-hall comedy, but this is pure guesswork.

: Here is a version found at the BBC website.

: A is for Horses
: B for Lamb
: C for Yourself
: D for Rent
: E for Brick
: F for Vessent
: G for Police
: H for Himself
: I for The Engine
: J for Oranges
: K for Teria
: L for Leather
: M for Size
: N for Lope
: O for The Wings of a Dove
: P for Ration
: Q for A Bus
: R for Askey
: S for You
: T for Two
: U for Me
: V for Espana
: W for A Quid
: X for Breakfast
: Y for Husband
: Z for Wind

: A link to another site with some differences is below.

:

Thanks very much!