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#2083 08/10/01 03:23 AM
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Food for thought...

Shake and shake
the ketchup bottle;
None'll come and
then a lot'll!

Celery raw develops the jaw,
But celery stewed is more quietly chewed.


These may be by Shel Silverstein - anyone know?


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I heard a variation of the ketchup tag that went 'first you'll get a little, and then you'll get a lottle!'


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Bugger - I was going to add this one - it's always been my favourite (although two people knowing it means it MUST be true!)

Very similar is my favourite graffiti ever, which was allegedly written diagonally down a restaurant toilet wall...

Don't eat the fish.


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Celery raw
Develops the jaw,
But celery stewed
Is more quietly chewed.

These may be by Shel Silverstein - anyone know?


It's Ogden Nash. (Your other poem may be too; I'm not sure.)



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one of the questions which never fails to annoy me is of the sort, "Is there any word that rhymes with silver?"; thus I was overjoyed when I discovered this:(poem follows)

Another word hard-to-rhyme is "limerick":
A magician might search with his glimmer stick,
And not find find me a lad with his primer quick,
Who when pressed could supply
Any better than I
An acceptable rhyme scheme for limerick.





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Killer Wallpaper? Seem to recall Napoleon succumbed to it. Apparently from the arsenic in the paste -- don't know if he actually ate the stuff.

Carpe whatever


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I have no idea of the meaning of this but my Granfather (born in Leeds England, came to US as a teen) sang it on occasion :

Oh, me father had a rabbit
He thought it was a buck
Went down cellar with his tail caught up.
Oh, sugar in a basin and butter in a cup,
Call me over when your rhubarb's up!

Can anyone tell me whathtehell it means?


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I've been thinking of posting this as a new thread, but since Worse Verse came up again I might as well put it here. At an antique show recently I purchased a poetry anthology from 1960: Poetry for Pleasure, The Hallmark Book of Poetry (a commendable collection of good and hard-to-find work, don't let the "Hallmark" throw you). But in the section entitled, The Humor Sampler, Poets at Play I was aghast to find this little specimen by none other than A. E. Housman, of all people! I'm no PC Prude, but this just goes to show you how times have changed:

WHEN ADAM DAY BY DAY

by A. E. Houseman

When Adan day by day
Woke up in Paradise,
He always used to say
"Oh, this is very nice."

But Eve from scenes of bliss
Transported him for life.
The more I think of this
The more I beat my wife.


(my note: Ouch!...can you say that?)


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whathtehell it means?

yeahbut. d'you really wanna know?!



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he more I think of this
The more I beat my wife.


(my note: Ouch!...can you say that?)

Sure, you can say it. But it might really cost you if you try it.


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