I perform in a Gilbert & Sullivan Company. My daughter (who will be five next month) has always accompanied me to rehearsals. This year, though, she actually got to sit in the audience and see the show we were performing (Iolanthe). She was enthralled. Since I have a series of G&S videos I went ahead and showed her the tape of Iolanthe. From that one she’s moved on to HMS Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, and she’s now getting started on Princess Ida. Not that I have anything to do with this, mind you. She fetches the videos out of my room and watches them herself.
Now when she’s playing with her friends, I hear her say things like “No, you be Iolanthe, and I’ll be the Fairy Queen.” The other kids are going “Eye-o what?”
It may not rank up there with the Cthulu al dente, but to each his weirdness.