A 1917 postcard


A joke based on the assumption that everyone would recognise these familiar hymns. The common culture has changed somewhat over the century. I suppose a modern equivalent would use pop tunes, or the names of TV shows.



  1. Posted April 12, 2013 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    Autres temps, autres mœurs!

  2. Posted April 14, 2013 at 11:45 am | Permalink

    Many are still in common use, though many have faded. I only recognise the last one as it was used as the family inscription on my gt-gt-uncle’s CWGC stone

  3. Posted April 15, 2013 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

    Vanished, along with Gladly, the cross-eyed bear.

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