Originally Posted by Asila
I actually kind of like the one where they sing "Greensleeves"
Man, nothing breaks the ice in a Yuletide academic discussion about the historical origins of that melody concluded with an off-handed remark about making an elegy to the Christ child out of a song that got its title from "a fair lady who kept staining her sleeves from fucking in the grass".
It's fun, you see, because you can take two scholarly examinations of the primeval British associations with the color green, one in reference to Gawain and the Green Knight
and the other to "Greensleaves", and find no two sentences that agree with each other.