So Long, Frank Lloyd Sousa

Gabe and I had a disagreement the other day. We were at a basketball game and we were sitting behind the band. I said “Hey Gabe – look. It’s a euphornium.” This is the way Gabe pronounces euphonium. A euphonium is one of these.

Gabe said “No, that’s a sousaphone“. Named after Frank Lloyd Sousa.

I say “You mean John Phillip Sousa?”

Gabe: I was going to say Ralph Waldo Sousa.

Me: Philip Michael Sousa .

Gabe: John Cougar Sousa

Me: Jon Bon Sousa. No, John Cougar Sousa is the best. You totally win.

But, even though he is more clever than I when it comes to funny Sousa names, I was still right. It was a euphonium.

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  1. The music teacher at my school plays the euphonium. I would have gotten it right for that reason alone.

  2. NOTHING better than being right :-)

  3. I play the Flügelhorn.

  4. I thought it was Sammy Sousa???

  5. Somehow I knew that Kemp would get the joke.

    I am waiting for a couple more of you.

  6. Like the Sousa Canal?

    Wait, that’s the Suez canal, isn’t it? My bad.

  7. Sousacalifragisticexpealidocious, that’s the song from Sousacal, right?

  8. I left out a consenant and vowel. maybe both of them can be found over at Becky’s blog?

  9. These are getting better… come on people…

    Elizabeth Barrett Sousa?

    Sarah Michelle Sousa?

    Philip Seymour Sousa?

  10. Huh. I could have sworn a euphonium was either an internal organ no one knows the use for or a part of speech few use.

  11. I learn something new every day. I’m now in a state of euphonium.

  12. CSI:Sousaville?

    Law & Order: Sousaville?

    Those were pretty weak, weren’t they?

    Sigh… give me a minute…

    ‘Manute Sousa’s wife’

    ‘amani sousa’s siblings’

    yeah, I got nothing else…

  13. Jennifer Love Sousa?

    Robert Downey Sousa?

    Keyser Sousa?

    John Jacob Jingleheimer Sousa?

  14. Kaiser Sousa is the funniest thing I have read all day.

    That is better than John Cougar Sousa.

    That is better than John Cougar Concentration Camp.

  15. Sousa-Q, I love you?

  16. KC & the Sousashine Band

    Barenaked Sousas

    Fountains of Sousa

    I’m trying to hard now, aren’t I and need to stop before I embarrass myself any further.

    “You think you can catch Keyser Sousa? You think a guy like that comes this close to getting caught, and sticks his head out? If he comes up for anything it’ll be to get rid of me. After that… my guess is you’ll never hear from him again.”

  18. I almost said Keyser Sousa. Except I spelled it wrong. And I wasn’t sure I understood the rules. Dammit. I wanted to be funny first.

  19. Becky, I thought your state of euphonium was very funny.

    (but you should know better than to try to follow rules on Sarah’s blog :).

  20. Souxa and the banshees.

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