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The Snooks, 7 and 8

By: Ardis E. Parshall - September 14, 2012

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

The Snooks

By Olive W. Burt


Most careful people grown with pain
When in their mail, time and again,
Phrases like these each day appear:
“It don’t,” “He don’t,” “She don’t” – Oh dear!

By many “doesn’t” is preferred,
For here it is the proper word.


Teachers are moved almost to tears
When in a little note appears:
“Please lend a book to John and I.”
Why did Snooks say that? Why, oh why?

If they would only leave John out,
They’d say “to me” without a doubt.

(The Instructor, 1938)



  1. Thank you, Ardis.

    Comment by Mark B. — September 14, 2012 @ 4:17 pm

  2. I would add my fourth grade teacher, Nancy Johnson. 🙂

    Comment by Julia — September 15, 2012 @ 5:08 am

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