The History of Grob BONUS EPISODE

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  1. I've been loving all the Grobian histories!

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  2. Here in America, where both the English and Grobian languages were invented (I'm not gonna bet the farm on that because here in America we have not yet invented fact-checking or farming), we pronounce the "-roque" in "baroque" to rhyme with "smoke", as in the shopkeepers' perennial warning: "You ba-roque it? You ba-ought it." (This should all make sense to you unless you Brits pronounce "smoke" to rhyme with "smock", which why wouldn't you? - you probably do.)

    Anyroad, my point is, since you pronounce "baroque" to rhyme with "Barack", I think it was irresponsible of you not to make some sort of Barack Obama pun/joke. That would be an instance of truly bad writing and, after all, he's your president, too, as I understand it. (Keep in mind that whole fact-checking thing I mentioned above.)

    Unless, of course, you pronouce his name to rhyme with "bloke".

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    1. We, on the other hand, have such puns as “Baroque & Roll,” “Baroque Around The Clock” and “Baroque-ing Horse.” (HEALTH WARNING: This may in fact be the same pun three times.)

      But a baroque president sounds like a good idea – the state of the union address could be presented in ottava rima.

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