snakes and peas
Mark A. Mandel
mamandel at LDC.UPENN.EDU
Mon May 3 15:32:20 UTC 2004
CROOKED AS A BARREL OF SNAKES
The lodge where I stayed in Namibia had a snake farm. I didn't see
A snake might be crooked, by why would the barrel be?
For the same reason a barrel is fun when it's full of monkeys: it's not
the object of the comparison, but the measure of the object.
PEAS WITH A KNIFE
A rhyme I remember from my childhood. I think I read it rather than
I eat my peas with honey.
I've done it all my life.
They do taste kind of funny
But it keeps them on my knife.
My sister and I used to sing it to a tune I made up.
-- Mark A. Mandel
[This text prepared with Dragon NaturallySpeaking.]
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