Great fun. Me dad war in WWI at age 17, he war.
He told me once, at Christmas, the Gerrys put up
signs which read, GOTT MIT UNS. In response the
Tommies waved signs which read, WE GOT MITTENS TOO.
From: Carrol Cox [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2002 7:22 PM
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Subject: Re: Epigraphs again
Peter Montgomery wrote:
> From: Rickard A. Parker [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Nichts ist auszen,
> Nichts ist innen,
> Denn was auszen ist,
> Ist innen.
> Nothing is outside,
> Nothing is inside,
> For what is outside
> Is inside.
> Sounds like a song by George Harrison.
The Modern Hiawatha
He killed the noble mudjokivis.
Of the skin he made him mittens.,
Made them with the fur side inside,
Made them with the skin side outside.
He, to get the warm inside,
Put the inside skinside outside;
He, to get the cold side outside,
Put the warm side fur side inside.
That's why he put the fur side inside,
Why he put the skin side outside,
Why he turned them inside outside.
From _A Parody Anthology_, Collected by Carolyn Wells (New York:
Scribners, 1914), p. 120.