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Tell me, O Octopus, I begs, Is those things arms, or is they legs? I marvel at thee, Octopus; If I were thou. I'd call me Us.
One thing that literature would be greatly the better for
Would be a more restricted employment by authors of simile and>metaphor.
Aunt Betsy was fixing to change her will, And would have left us out in the chill. Glossina morsitans bit Aunt Betsy Tsk, tsk, tsetse.
The python has, and I fib no fibs, 318 pairs of ribs. In stating this I place reliance On a séance with one who died for science. This figure is sworn to and attested; He counted them while being digested.
I think progress began to retrogress when Wilbur and Orville started tinkering around in Dayton and at Kitty Hawk, because I believe that two Wrights made a wrong.
Then blessings on thee, my afternoon torpor Thou makest a prince of a mental porpor.
Is something for which science has no name. I can think of nothing eerier Than flying around with an unidentified red glow on a person's posterior.
The armadillo lives inside A corrugated plated hide. Below the border this useful creature Of tidy kitchens use a feature, For housewives use an armadillo To scour their pots, instead of Brillo.
So Columbus said, somebody show me the sunset and somebody did and he set sail for it, And he discovered America and they put him in jail for it, And the fetters gave him welts, And they named America after somebody else.
The manatee is harmless And conspicuously charmless. Luckily the manatee Is quite devoid of vanity.
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The majority of the members of the Irish parliament are professional politicians, in the sense that otherwise they would not be given jobs minding mice at a crossroads.
August 19, 1902
May 19, 1971
Frederic Ogden Nash was an American poet well known for his light verse. At the time of his death in 1971, The New York Times said his "droll verse with its unconventional rhymes made him the country's best-known producer of humorous poetry".
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