Sunday, February 13, 2011

Get me rewrite.

 I have an idea even better than this : let's randomly choose one word from every language spoken in Canada and sing them to the tune of our national anthem. Of course, we'll have to weed out all the words that refer to any kind of deity or have any gender associated with them...so that leaves out all French nouns...and we'll have to make sure we don't sing a word from one language directly before or after a word from a language used by people that the user of the first language don't get along with...and we'll have to leave moments of silence in the song for people whose religion forbids music...and we should probably not use that touchy word, "Canada", since that might be offensive to MPs whose sole purpose in being in parliament is to break away from Canada....

And voila! Here is our new, "reasonably coherent" national anthem - close your mouth and hum along:

Hmmmmmmmmm hmmmmmmmmm hmmmmm hmmmmmmm,
Hmmmmmm hmmmmmmm hmmmmmm hmmmmmm hmmmmmmmm hmmmmmmm,
Hmmmmmm, hmmmmmm hmmm  hmmmm,
Hmmmmmm hmmmmm (silence)  hmmmmmm hmmmmmmhmmmm!

That's just a start, you understand. I'll post the rest once I've written it. Or maybe everyone could just sing whatever they feel they want to sing when it's national anthem time, as some of our politicians plan to do:
Bennett said she has no intention to officially alter the lyrics of ‘O Canada’, but that she will continue to sing her version when Parliamentarians sing the anthem each Wednesday.
How very fitting.

4 comments:

  1. We all have our own version of Canada, so we might as well all have our own version of "O Canada." As the great Steyn says, our defining principle is that we have no defining principles.

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  2. What a bunch of idiots those Liberals are. Let's just put all the words to O Canada in a cannon and shoot them at the heads of the Liberals next Wednesday, starting with Mzz Bennett. I like Mrs. Beazly's version. I can't wait to see and hear the rest of the words.

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  3. Anonymous, I'm sensing in your past some time spent with the circus, or perhaps serving in the 18th century British Navy.

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  4. Oh, Mrs. Beazly, you are funny!

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