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Old 04-02-07, 01:34 PM
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Origins of a tongue-twister

I had remembered this line from a Stephen King book, and saw it referenced again on an episode of Colbert:
Amidst the mists and coldest frosts
With stoutest fists and loudest boasts
He thrusts his fists against the posts
And still insists he sees the ghosts.
Anyone have any idea where this tongue-twister came from?
Old 04-02-07, 07:15 PM
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I remember the last two lines from a Stephen King book too (I forget which one) but don't know where he got it from.
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Didn't they say in the movie it was Shakespeare?
Old 04-02-07, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by cultshock
I remember the last two lines from a Stephen King book too (I forget which one) but don't know where he got it from.
The Stephen King book is It -- Stuttering Bill repeats this expression.
Bill Denbrough: He thr-thr-thr-thr-thrusts his fi-sssts ag-ggggainst the posss-tsssss and...
Ben Hanscom: He thrusts his fists against the posts and still he insists he sees the ghosts. Thats all it says over and over.
Bill Denbrough: Th-th-thatsssss wwwwhat mmmmmy mmmmmom gggave ttto hheelp with my ststststtutter.
Richie: I hate to tell you buddy, it ain't working.
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Also cited by the Beasties on Paul's Boutique, always wondered where it came from.
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Originally Posted by NCMojo
The Stephen King book is It -- Stuttering Bill repeats this expression.
If I remember, it was a speech exercise to help him with his stuttering problem.
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Yes, but where - did - it - come - from?
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Originally Posted by Cusm
Also cited by the Beasties on Paul's Boutique, always wondered where it came from.

now I have to go listen to it to see where it is in that song.
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Originally Posted by CPA-ESQ.
now I have to go listen to it to see where it is in that song.
It is on B-Boy Bouillabaisse at about 8:10.
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Originally Posted by NCMojo
The Stephen King book is It -- Stuttering Bill repeats this expression.
Ah, thanks. I don't remember him saying the first two lines though. Did he, or did you get them from Colbert?

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