What is Grammelot???
The show is performed in Grammelot; a universal gibberish language first developed by traveling jesters, troubadours and minstrels during medieval times. It consists of a few real words from different languages, and lots of nonsense sounds in between. Grammelot could cut through the many language barriers that existed back in the days of isolated villages and hamlets. In those days, before mass media, far more languages were spoken. This serves Alexander today since he frequently performs abroad.
A second use of Grammelot was to evade censorship. Before the days of newspapers, townsfolk depended heavily on the traveling jesters, bards, and troubadours for the news of the 'outside world' (everyplace else). If an authority or censor took exception to his message, the jester could claim he meant something else entirely since he avoided using recognizable language.

A Glossary to Alexander's Version of Grammelot...

co yo yo - curly or twisted. It is also used in slang to mean 'wow' since jesters prefer things that are twisted and bent

hodio tonada - an exclamation of surprise like "woah, check it out!"

Waga dee bwa - I am

Waga da bala
- He is

Kafuggo! - darn it!

bo-whoo - (low voice) the big one

wuh hoo - the medium one

eee oo - (pronounced in a high voice) the little one

- fish

- up

jiffa - middle

- down

Basnop ka dipple yadda yadda
- rather than try to fix the problem, just validate my feelings

Kafuggo! Snippa blop! - But I'm just trying to help, damn it!


'use strict';