Sarsaparilla

As childrenĀ Melissa and Chris both used to watch a cartoon series on TV called Schoolhouse Rock. To our knowledge these are no longer broadcast but fortunately we were able to get the entire collection on DVD. Our favorites are all in the Grammar Rock collection: Conjunction Junction, Unpack Your Adjectives and A Noun Is A Person Place or Thing. Everett’s favoriteĀ is Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla.Rufus, along with his sister Rafaella Gabriela Sarsaparilla and their friend Albert Andreas Armadillo (no relation to the Sarsaparillas), teaches viewers about pronouns:

This is how the word sarsaparilla entered Everett’s vocabulary. Apparently he has not yet realized the primary message of the song: pronouns allow you avoid repeating lengthy nouns. Or maybe sarsaparilla is just fun to say over and over?

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