Thursday, July 28, 2005

knack of rhyming

Prejudice apart, the game of push-pin is of equal value with the arts and sciences of music and poetry. If the game of push-pin furnish more pleasure, it is more valuable than either. Everybody can play at push-pin: poetry and music are relished only by a few. The game of push-pin is always innocent: it were well could the same be always asserted of poetry.
"The Rationale of Reward" by Jeremy Bentham

see: WTF is pushpin?

After the merits of Push Pin are dismissed in Strutt (see previous post), the superior game of Crambo is discussed.
Get the Maids to Crambo in an Evening, and learn the knack of Rhiming.

Crambo: rap's "distant cousin"

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