Spark: Rindercella and the Pransome Hince

When I was a kid, we had the story of Rindercella taped to our refrigerator. I loved reading it. I grew up in a family where the dominant form of humor was puns, including Spoonerisms. While I was first discovering teh Intarwebs, I looked for Rindercella, a candidate for being somewhere online if ever there was one. I never found it (although I did find Round Tuits, one of which my grandmother had).

Until today, when I said “nidmight”, a reference to it that all of my family would have gotten, and had to explain about how Rindercella slopped her dripper at nidmight. Then I Googled it & behold! A piece of my childhood to inflict upon my readers, muahaha!

Incidentally, for some reason, I thought of this the other day in the car & was impressed I remembered it all:
Early this morning, in the middle of the night,
Two dead boys got up to fight.
Back to back they faced each other,
Drew their swords, and shot each other.
The deaf policeman heard the noise,
Came and killed those two dead boys.
And if you don’t believe this lie is true,
As the blindman—he saw it, too!
(teh Intarwebs give a different version, but this is the one I decided it was imperative that I learn by heart as a child.)


  1. Amber

    I heard that one too–the only difference was that it started with “It was a dark stormy night. The sun was shining bright,” and we didn’t have the last two lines.

  2. Sounds like “Twas the Chright before Nistmas” that my mom used to recite. My favorite part is “Crappy Histmas to all, and to all a Nood Gight!”

  3. Rich

    This so reminds me of my recently deceased Uncle, who, at most every family gathering, faithfully recited the “Pree Thittle Ligs” 🙂

  4. My personal spoonerism that I never was able to live down was the time I said “cop porn” instead of “popcorn.” My friends still make fun of me for it–cuz you know me, I’ll do anything for some cop porn.

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