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The Snooks, 3 and 4

By: Ardis E. Parshall - November 23, 2011

A five-part (ten-verse) series dedicated to Keepa’ninny Mark B.

The Snooks

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)



  1. Ha! Mark B as Snooki? Say it ain’t so!

    Comment by kevinf — November 23, 2011 @ 10:19 am

  2. As she [I] used to say back in the Marines, “%#$@in’ A!”

    And, when I read yesterday of someone’s clothing that in (the present tense) just “lay there” [“What did it lay? An egg?” while trying not to think of that scene in chapel in The Catcher in the Rye], and when I later learned that anti-Mormon literature grew up in Pennsylvania, I was tempted to spout some other obscenities.

    [If you’re dedicating these verses to me, Ardis, I’m gonna take full advantage!]

    Comment by Mark B. — November 23, 2011 @ 10:43 am

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