According to Flaubert
's satirical Dictionary of Received Ideas
, "The basis of the English
language, as Beaumarchais
in a superior way."
Also the name of the Gollum
character in Bored of the Rings
by the Harvard Lampoon
. A grey, scaly
creature with a cup custard
for a face. His mother left him in a twenty-four-hour locker
in an enchanted forest
when he was two. He was raised by kindly rat
s. He was pinned down by Jap
fire in the War; and has an endless supply of knock-knock
When Frito and Spam encounter him before the Ngaio Marsh and ask him what he is doing there, he replies: "Oh, well. Not much. I was just looking for a few old pop bottles to help pay for my sister-in-law's iron lung. Of course, ever since my operation I don't get around like I used to. Guess I'm just unlucky. Funny how life is, up and down, never can tell. Gosh, it sure is cold. I had to pawn my coat to buy plasma for my pet geese."
Got pushed into a tar pit (the Zazu Pits) as ballast for the One Ring.