The Skeleton asked his friends, “Do you think this is a gathering, a shindig, or a hootenanny?"
The Ghost said, “I don’t know, what’s difference?"
The Zombie asked, “Arruugh?"
"Well,” said said the Skeleton, “a gathering is cheese, and mellow song stylings. A shindig is some dip, less mellow song stylings, perhaps a large amount of punch. And, well, hootenanny is chock full of hoot just a little bit of nanny".
Since they had no cheese, music, or punch but had a fair bit of hoot and nanny (particularly so in the Zombie’s case) they all agreed that it was indeed a Hootenanny they found themselves attending.
Illustrated by James Basom Seaman II
Florida Center for Instructional Technology Clipart (Tampa: University of South Florida, 2012)