Monday, December 14, 2015

I've been wondering...

How exactly does one go about harking a herald? Or is that something only angels can do? My brilliant and delightful readers, I require answers. Please provide your best explanations (on matter how far-fetched or absurd) in the comments.


  1. You yell "Hark" and wildly flap your arms over your head, much in the same way that you might whistle and flap to get the attention of a cab.

  2. My two cents ... feel free to disregard ...

    "Hark" - I believe is a archaic word to gain the attention of the inattentive or unaware throngs of minions - a more present day term/proclamation might be "Look!" or "Hey!"

    You'd not be "Hark"ing a "herald ... but actually a "Herald Angel" ... think like "Guardian Angel" but instead a "Herald Angel".

    So the point and purpose of the lyric "Hark, the herald angels sing ..." translates in present day language to something like ...

    "Look! The Announcement Angels are singing" ... it doesn't quite roll off the tongue and flow quite like the original lyric.

    Apologies for the lack of humor value ... perhaps a rap version could something on the order of...

    "Yo! hey hey huh! Check it out - Dem wing-ed ghosts who's words were mums
    Opened dey traps and flapped dey gums"

    That's it ... I quit :P

    1. Okay, extra points for the rap version. You are, and I say this in all sincerity, too legit to quit.

  3. You ought to be ashamed of yourself, Michael. Happily married persons don't go looking for information on herald harking.

    1. Hey! I wasn't planning on harking any heralds myself. I just wanted to know how it was done, so I could preach against it!


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