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Friday, June 02, 2006

Friday Woodcut Caption Contest #4

Speaking of helpmeets, partners, spouses, and significant others, we now present the fourth entry in our ongoing series of woodcuts in need of a caption:

The Sultan of Silliness himself, Truewit, was the actual locator of this excellent example of the graphic arts in early modern England, but he's vacationing in undisclosed locations so it's fallen to me (Simplicius) to post it for him. Let the captioning begin.

  • At 6/03/2006 12:20:00 AM, Blogger bdh wrote…

    ENTRY 1:
    "Damnit woman, I told you I'm not ticklish"
    ENTRY 2:
    "Look helpmeet, this is my impression of a crab"
    "In that case, this is MY impression of bashing the shell!"


  • At 6/04/2006 11:41:00 AM, Blogger bdh wrote…

    I know this is hardly original, but...
    ENTRY 3:
    "Go run to your whore!"
    "At least she listens!"
    I promise no more entries from me : )


  • At 6/04/2006 12:34:00 PM, Blogger Greenwit wrote…

    The woodcut, by the way, is from a ballad entitled, "The Merry Cuckold." Good for handing out during classes on Allwit and other wittols (should you ever find yourself lucky enough to be teaching a class on wittols).


  • At 6/04/2006 12:40:00 PM, Blogger Hieronimo wrote…

    "No more wire hangers ever!"


  • At 6/04/2006 03:15:00 PM, Blogger Simplicius wrote…

    A little blue...

    "That isn't exactly the kind of blow I had in mind!"

    Thank you, I will be here all of the week. Honestly, I'll understand if you decide to ban me from commenting.


  • At 6/05/2006 10:12:00 AM, Blogger Greenwit wrote…

    Still got Plat on the brain...

    "A conceited spoon to batter one's spouse withal."


  • At 6/05/2006 10:25:00 AM, Blogger Liane wrote…

    Thinking back to last week...

    "I told you to stop looking underneath that libeler's coat!"


  • At 6/05/2006 09:09:00 PM, Blogger Greenwit wrote…

    The Tamer's Tamer's Tamer Tamed.

    I think it was written by Cosmo Manuche.


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