The pun’s the thing

I was on a wesbite that posts lyrics. I was just poking around and checking things out. I came across “White Rabbit” by Grace Slick. Everything was ok until the last couple of lines:

Remember what the doorknob said …

Feed your head, feed your head

Say, what? Doorknob? No, I don’t think so.

I joined the website just to correct the line. And then I emailed a friend who is “of an age” with me. I quoted it to her, along with the correction.

She wrote that she always heard “door mouse,” but it could be doorknob.

A dormouse Credit: Susannah Penn, BBC/Nature

A dormouse
Credit: Susannah Penn, BBC/Nature

A doorknob by Hager Companies

A doorknob by Hager Companies

I wrote “Dormouse. The dormouse is a character in Alice in Wonderland. It’s a friend of the Mad Hatter. A doorknob is no one’s friend and has been known to turn on you at a moment’s notice.”

I somehow feel that this was a cosmic set-up. It was a pun that was meant to be.

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