Jethro Tull and a Pop Music Daffynition

When I think about Jethro Tull, which is not often to never, I think, English prog-rock, pompous and flute. Flute, flute, flute, flute, flute, flute, flute; what an odd non-onomatopoeia, and when repeated over and over, odder and less of an onomatopoeia.

Things to know about Jethro Tull:

  • My father’s name is Bon Gul Koo.
  • Jethro Tull (1674-1741) was a viscount and agriculturist who helped create the British Agricultural Revolution, very similar to the Industrial Revolution, but more farm-y and less casualties.
  • Ian Anderson, often mistaken for Jethro Tull, plays the flute in a mantis/grasshopper position.
  • My best friend in grade school looked at our mail and saw Mr. Bon Gul Koo and started singing, “Bon Gul in the jungle.”


Jethro Tullcer

/jěthrō/ /tuhlser/


a sore on the skin or a mucous membrane, accompanied by the disintegration of tissue, the formation of pus caused by the sounds of the band Jethro Tull

synonyms: flute laden laxative, sharp pain in the gut, profound headache

Rush Hour on the Canadian radio station gives me a serious Jethro Tullcer.”


“Some of the lesser causes of death are Little Stevenereal Warts, Les McCanncer, and Jethro Tullcer.”

#JamesBrownJethroTullVennDiagramEmptySet, #DoingItToDeathFluteFluteFluteFluteFluteFluteFlute

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