Date: Mon, 24 Apr 1995 10:58:16 -0500
From: Lewis Sanborne lsanbore[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SAUNIX.SAU.EDU
Subject: Re: Anodyne Expletives
This thread reminds me of the poem my father brought home from work one day
in the mid 60s. The trick was saying at as fast as possible. Precocious
elementary student that I was, I promptly memorized it so that I could
recite in class. OOPS! The phone call home questioned where I had learned
such verbiage. Here 'tis:
Pies, cheeses, crust,
Got damp in the cellar.
Go, by Godfrey,
And get Dan's hat
That got damaged by fire.
I was also to slow to catch on when my sister returned from college and
exclaimed "Bear Stories" whenever a misfortune occured.
Lew Sanborne lsanbore[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]saunix.sau.edu
St. Ambrose University
English and Academic Support
Davenport, IA 52803