[Ads-l] Saying: Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 30 16:53:46 EDT 2018

On twitter I was asked about the saying in the subject line attributed
to Winnie the Pooh and others. Apologies for missing Barry Popik's
entry on the topic. I did find a close match that was slightly earlier
than the one found by Barry: February 18, 1905 instead of March 7,

Oh, sometimes I sit and think, and then again I just sit.

Nigel Rees authored a reference that helpfully pointed to a 'Punch"
cartoon dated October 24, 1906. Barry and Nigel are acknowledged.




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