A five-part (ten-verse) series dedicated to Keepa’ninny Mark B.
By Olive W. Burt
Do Snooks think their mistakes are fun?
Is that why they write, “haven’t none,”
“He doesn’t know nothing,” and, oh, my hat!
“I didn’t go neither,” just think of that!
Real children think, “N-apostrophe-T
Is quite enough of no for me!”
Even Snooks’ friends heave a sigh
When this phrase strikes an ear or eye,
“I hope I’m doing this alright” –
Was ever a more dismal sight?
Snooks quite forget that they’re absurd;
All right has never been one word!
(The Instructor, 1938)