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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Words to Your Mother: Zimbra

Zimbra, as in the Talking Heads song "I, Zimbra", means...

... um ...

... well ...

The company came much later, as did the software they made.  (That really wouldn't have been much of an explanation anyway.)

Okay, truth of the matter: They made it up. Well, actually someone else made it up.  But the point is, it doesn't mean anything.  The lyrics of "I, Zimbra" are dadaist phonetic poetry (or, less charitably, nonsense lyrics) based on Hugo Ball's poem "Gadji beri bimba".

Well, great song in any case.

Of course, since "Zimbra" turns out not to be a real word, I guess this post doesn't count.  Here we go again...

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