We reduced ourselves to hysterics last night by butchering that most famous of quotes from The Outsiders. I love the giggles of game night. Trivial Pursuit often makes us silly. **
Stay gold, Ponyboy.
Stay gold, Boypony.
Stay, gold ponyboy.
Stay, gold boypony.
Stay, pony goldboy.
Stay, pony boygold.
Stay boy, Goldpony.
Stay boy, Ponygold.
I can keep going – there are twenty-four possible permutations with four variables – but they start getting repetitive. Besides, it doesn’t tickle the funny bone in quite the same way when you’re doing it by yourself the morning after.
I like “Stay, gold ponyboy” myself, with “Stay boy, Goldpony” a close second.
Which version tickles you the most?
Update: each time I read “Nothing gold can stay” by Frost, I love it more.
* With a wink in the direction of One Day at A Time.
**Trivial Pursuit, Bet You Know It.