Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
It Is A Fun Word
Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2013 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.
This MetaFilter comment, plus not actually knowing how the song goes, caused my household to start chanting
bringing in the sheaves; bringing in the sheaves as a sort of "la la la can't hear you!". Like, during the spoiler trailers during Drunk History. But I was saying it pretty monotonically. Like it was a song robot farmers would sing. Or sort of a ritual fear-driven shout. And now Leonard and I just say "sheaves" to each other sometimes, as a random "hey" or "just passing through the living room" substitute.
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