There was a young belle of old Natchez Whose garments were always in patchez. When comment arose On the state of her clothes, She drawled, "When Ah itchez, Ah scratchez!"
Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971)
Source: I’m a Stranger Here Myself, 1938, Requiem
Contributed by: Zaady
There is something about a martini, Ere the dining and dancing begin, And to tell you the truth, It is not the vermouth- I think that perhaps it's the gin.
Source: The Primrose Path. 1935, A Drink with Something in It
Linguistics becomes an ever eerier area, like I feel like I'm in Oz, Just trying to tell it like it was.
Source: What do you want, a meaningful dialogue or a Satisfactory Talk?
Don't over-analyze your marriage; it's like yanking up a fragile indoor plant every 20 minutes to see how its roots are growing.
Ten years ago she split the air To seize what she could spy Tonight she bumps against a chair, Betrayed by milky eye. She seems to pant, Time up, time up! My little dog must die, And lie in dust with Hector's pup; I So, presently, must I.
Source: Versus, I949. For a Good Dog, st. 3
Here lies my past. Good-bye I have kissed it; Thank you, kids. I wouldn't have missed it.
Source: You Can't Get There from Here, 1957. Preface to the Past
He tells you when you've got on too much lipstick, And helps you with your girdle when your hips stick.
Source: Versus, I949. The Perfect Husband
Dogs display reluctance and wrath If you try to give them a bath. They bury bones in hideaways And half the time they trot sideaways.
Source: I’m a Stranger Here Myself, 1938, An Introduction to Dogs, st. 4
A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.
Source: The Private Dining Room, 1953. A Dog's Best Friend Is His Illiteracy
One would be in less danger From the wiles of the stranger If one's own kin and kith Were more fun to be with.
Source: Hard Lines,1931, Family Court
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