And when she was good, she was very very good....

Reply Wed 16 Feb, 2005 10:37 pm
or boredom? I love E Gorey! He retired to cape cod and there is a tiny little museum there dedicated to him. I collect little hardback books by him when I find them.
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Reply Wed 16 Feb, 2005 10:39 pm
Main Entry: en·nui
Pronunciation: "än-'wE
Function: noun
Etymology: French, from Old French enui annoyance, from enuier to annoy -- more at ANNOY
: a feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction : BOREDOM

ahh - I knew the house had an l'k connection.
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Reply Wed 16 Feb, 2005 10:40 pm
I have several of the anthologies.

His stuff is so weird but it never fails to crack me up.

Maybe if I introduced Mo to the Wuggly Ump, Winnie wouldn't be quite so scary.
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Reply Wed 16 Feb, 2005 10:44 pm
Of course, Beth!

Good point about winnie, Boomer. I also loved Where the Sidewalk Ends by Silverstein. And, my fav in that book was the trash one.

I know I know some poems, but think of them now.
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Reply Wed 16 Feb, 2005 10:47 pm
My daughter liked these books, thats a pic of a video. The graphics are fantastic.

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Reply Wed 16 Feb, 2005 10:48 pm
One moer thing - my neice and I love McBoing Boing too. Suess is so dang fun to read aloud!
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Reply Sun 10 Dec, 2006 07:18 am
There was a little girl
The author is Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

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Reply Mon 11 Dec, 2006 12:23 pm
Re: And when she was good, she was very very good....
boomerang wrote:
Does anyone know the author of this little poem?

There was a little girl who had a little curl
Right in the middle of her forehead
And when she was good she was very very good
And when she was bad she was horrid

I'm also looking for SHORT quotes or verse or snippets from other writing regarding people and their behavior - not necessarily horrid behavior - but all types of behavior.


Yes I know this well! It is about my daughter.
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Reply Mon 11 Dec, 2006 12:47 pm
paulaj wrote:
Emerson, he was trying to teach people how to pronounce "forehead."

Yup...Far-head and har-rid
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Reply Mon 11 Dec, 2006 01:13 pm
My personal fave is Shel Silverstein.

If you have to wash the dishes
And you drop one on the floor,
Maybe you won't have to wash the dishes anymore.
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Reply Mon 11 Dec, 2006 02:01 pm
Slovenly Peter? "Anything to me is sweeter than to see shock-headed Peter" ?

I am insulted on behalf of all Slovenes. Why, it's a discrimination if not an outright racism. pffft!
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Reply Wed 25 Jul, 2007 04:12 pm
Wrong info
This person is acttuly posting false information. Must be a child

The poem is actuuly by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow just a normel poem by him no hes trying to get people to pronounce forehead as forried. That all untrue look this all up online its easy enough to do
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Reply Wed 25 Jul, 2007 04:24 pm

You mean someone posted something that wasn't true? On the internet?

Untruths are really even worse than misspellings, actually, I mean only a child would misspell words, right?
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Reply Wed 25 Jul, 2007 05:08 pm

Check out the pictures.http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=Slovenly+Peter&gbv=2

Now do you really want to claim kin with this guy?
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