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I might be movin' to Montana soon
Just to raise me up a crop of
Dental Floss
From: Vladimir Sovetov <>
  .... - threads of floss silk etc. used to clean between teeth.
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An' it'd be on top (that's why I'm movin' to Montana)

Movin' to Montana soon
Gonna be a Dental Floss tycoon (yes I am)
Movin' to Montana soon
Gonna be a
mennil-toss flykune
From: (Johannes Labisch)
  On the somewhere mentioned video "A Token Of His Extreme", Zappa adds "I wonder what that means" to this line... :-)
From: "Tony Pfarrer" <TONY@UMS1.Lan.McGill.CA>
  In English, it's called a "spoonerism" when you mix up consonants in a group of words, either consiously or unconsciously.
From: (ManiaMan)
  The "mennil" is a Bald-headed John way of saying Dental. The "toss flycoon" is a "Spoonerised" version of Floss Tycoon. A spoonerism is group of words whose initial consonants have been transposed.
  In the book, Frank Zappa - A Visual Documentary by Miles. Omnibus Press ISBN 0-7119-3099-6
  Zappa is quoted on page 60 concerning the writing of Montana. " Sometimes I show the lyrics to my wife, or after a while I'll get her to read them to me so I can see what the sounds are like, because part of the texts are put together phonetically as well as what the information is supposed to be. I change the lyrics all the time. A lot of them get changed by accident. Somebody will read them wrong and it'll sound so funny I'll leave it wrong.
  This sounds to me like a reference to "mennil-toss flykune"
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Well I might
Ride along the border
With my
tweezers gleamin'
In the moon-lighty night
From: "Paul Sametz" <>
"With a pair of heavy-duty
zircon-encrusted tweezers in my hand
every other wrangler'd think
I was mighty grand..."
  Zircon-encrusted tweezers are used by pot smokers to hold roaches so they don't burn or discolor their fingers, and they have cheap jewels on them to impress other "wranglers".
  Dental floss is said to be made from the stems of marijuana plants. "raising my lonely dental floss..."
  It's lonely out there riding the pygmy pony around the ranch!
  See also Dinah-Moe Humm
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Get a cuppa cawfee
N' give my foot a push...
Just me 'n the pymgy pony
Over the
Dennil Floss Bush
From: (Cliff Heller)
  Dental! Like Teeth. Frank is implying that it grows on bushes. This is surrealism.

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