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Friday, January 22, 2010
Tip Toad Through the Tulips
When I first saw the top of this cork I couldn't help but sing "Tiptoe Through the Tulips". I guess this is because verbalizing the words results in the realization of "tip toad" as the homophonic past tense "tiptoed".
Once I looked again at the name of the wine, however, I realized that the "tip" on the cork is meant to be interpreted as a command.
Good thing I had a friend with whom to "tip the Toad Hollow" otherwise I might have become very tipsy.