Benjamin Rosenbaum

Comments on "Tumbarumba First Lines, #2: Jim"

Correction: "Tumba-bloody-rumba" is an example of tmesis. Tumbarumba is a town in Australia.

Posted by Ted at November 22, 2008 08:29 PM

"Tumbarumba" is also a synonym for tmesis -- as you will find noted in both Wikipeida's "tmesis" article, and the article about the town.

Posted by Benjamin Rosenbaum at November 22, 2008 09:00 PM

Tumbarumba was part of the mandatory grammar on the floor of my father's factory. The required and only word to be put into nearly every word and phrase was "fuckin".

Posted by David Rosenbaum at November 25, 2008 09:08 PM

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