Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Speaking proper

Friends doing professional voice training tell me they’re required to recite an old Gilbert & Sullivan lyric for practice.

They might enjoy a modern update of the lyrics:

‘The Very Model of a Modern Monetary Economist’
I’m very well acquainted… with matters mathematical,
I understand equations, both the simple and quadratical,
About binomial theorem I’m teeming with a lot o’ news,
With many cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse.
I’m very good at integral and differential calculus;
I know the scientific names of beings animalculous:
In short, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral,
I am the very model of a modern Major-General

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