Monday, May 8, 2017

Run Silent, Fun Beep

He's mute, not a peep does he utter
He plays cute, doesn't cheep, grunt or stutter.
But Harpo makes noise
Going "parp!" at the boys
Horns he'll toot, honk and beep like a nutter.

David Cairns

Arthur "Harpo" Marx (born Adolph Marx; November 23, 1888 – September 28, 1964). David tells us that "Parp!"s a UK comic-strip sound effect word signifying the honk of a horn, care of the magazines Beano and Dandy.

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