Continuing the discussion from The Economist defends America’s enslavement of Africans:
I hadn’t heard that one before. But is he paraphrasing Cole Porter?
Times have changed,
And we’ve often rewound the clock,
Since the Puritans got a shock,
When they landed on Plymouth Rock.
Any shock they should try to stem,
’Stead of landing on Plymouth Rock,
Plymouth Rock would land on them.
In olden days a glimpse of stocking
Was looked on as something shocking,
But now, God knows,
Are there other variations on the “land on Plymouth Rock”-inversion out there?