Ron Blechner wrote (perhaps in reference to Erik Hoffman's
mention of Tom Thoreau's dance "Barbarella"):
Anything with 4 Petronella spins doesn't really
fit my programming style.
I can't help noticing that that description fits "Petronella"
itself. Of course, there are many callers these days whose
programming styles exclude dances like "Petronella"--whence
the incongruity some have noted in saying "as in 'Petronella'"
to a room full of dances most of whom may not have danced
"Petronella" even once.