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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A simpleton.
After Simple Simon, a foolish boy in a nursery rhyme. Earliest documented use: 1673.
The first stanza of the nursery rhyme goes:
Simple Simon met a piemanIn the rest of the poem, he fishes for a whale in a bucket, tries to roast a snowball, looks for plums on a thistle plant, and has other adventures.
Going to the fair;
Said Simple Simon to the pieman,
“Let me taste your ware.”
“The bespectacled, plump, Roshu came across as earnest and tentative, a Simple Simon.”
Shefalee Vasudev; The Powder Room; Random House; 2012.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:When it comes to having a central nervous system, and the ability to feel pain, hunger, and thirst, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy. -Ingrid Newkirk, animal rights activist (b. 11 Jun 1949)