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What Color is "Parson Brown"?

Is it a light or dark brown or is it a medium rust amber type?

by Anonymousreply 412/18/2016

"Parson Brown" is the term used to talk about a typical priest of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. "Parson Brown" is not an actual person (though he might have been at some time), but a figure of speech, like "John Doe" is an unidentified male and "Charley" is a watchman. "Parson" by itself means minister.

by Anonymousreply 112/18/2016

I've heard versions where Parson Brown has been replaced with a phrase including "clown."

by Anonymousreply 212/18/2016

No that's an additional verse....

And pretend that he is Parson Brown...(Verse 1)

And pretend that he's a circus clown...(Verse 3) We'll have lot's of fun with Mr Snow man...Till the other children knock him down.

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by Anonymousreply 312/18/2016

When I was (very) young I thought they were saying "pretend that is parse and brown" and wondered what the heck 'parse' was!!

by Anonymousreply 412/18/2016
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