The other day we were driving through the countryside with my the kids and my husband and I began singing the theme song from “Deliverance”. As you do.
After a few rousing choruses, I began wondering about the nature of banjo dueling.
How exactly do you challenge someone to a banjo duel? Did anyone every die in a banjo duel? Was there a code of generally accepted rules for banjo dueling like the Marquess of Queensbery rules for boxing?
Then I thought of some other unconventional forms of fighting:
When your tummy rumbles, who exactly is fighting?
When you wrestle with your conscience, are you grecian-roman wrestling, sumo-wrestling or (like me) naked jelly wrestling?
Remember 70s punk band “The Clash”? Well, then can you please tell me who won?
Has anybody ever actually charged an admission fee for a “free-for-all”?
When a country wages war against the other, do they do a payroll?
In a caterwaul, who does the catering?
Do you wear spats in a spat? A quiff in a tiff? Or having a sparring match in a spa?
When you settle a dispute does it become a “pute”?
Really, I should never sing in the car. It just leads to trouble.