Fill It to the Rim, With Brim

Last night, I said something was "full to the brim." Which made me sort of remember that old song, "Brimful of Asha." Does anyone remember that song? The chorus went...

Everybody needs a bosom for a pillow
Everybody needs a bosom

How strange for that to pop in my head.

I remember, when that song came out, listening to two people have a debate about the word "brimful." What is a brimful? I guess one person argued that it could means "full to the brim," but that kind of doesn't translate well... that's like, you could say something is "full to the top," but you couldn't say that it's "a topful." Well, you could say that, I guess, if you meant the amount it takes to fill a toy top, or a bikini top or something. (Uh oh, now we're talking about breasts.) Anyway, I guess by the same argument, you could say that a "brimful" is however much it takes to fill the brim of a hat. Maybe? I don't know.

Anyway, where was I going with this mess? Oh, right. Last night, I said something was full to the brim and I had this whole stupid thought about that song that I hadn't thought of since probably 1998 or something.

And then... hold on to your hats... or at least the brims...

This morning I heard the "Brimful of Asha" song.

Crazy, right? What are the chances?

(I mean, the chances of me hearing that song. Not that I'm crazy. I already knew that.)

Congratulations if you just followed all of that.

6 comments:

  1. I love that song! I need a bosom for a pillow.

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  2. Hey, remember those coffee commercials from the 80s? "Fill it to the rim..with Brim!" Apparently that was the name of the coffee. It always started with a woman saying, "No, only half a cup!" and then they'd say it was ok, since it was decaf or whatever.

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  3. http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2003/8/7/12518/77483
    Very interesting stuff. I had no idea.

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  4. Ah yes, that just proves our suspicions: you're psychic.

    Funny how that works.

    AF

    http://www.maximumadvocacy.com

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  5. I just think that song is funny

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