I Had One Grunch But the Eggplant Over There

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A popular lino.

From Fancyclopedia 2, ca. 1959
(Roger Price:Hoffwoman) In Price's In One Head And Out The Other, the bible of Avoidism, his character Clayton Slope "had a clever trick of saying any conceivable sentence so that it sounded like 'I had one grunch but the eggplant over there'". Fans find the expression useful, too.

"I had one once, but the wheels fell off," a fannish riff on the Avoidist catchphrase, became an even more popular interlineation.

This is a fanspeak page. Please extend it by adding information about when and by whom it was coined, whether it’s still in use, etc.