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    The Parrot and the Carrot one may easily confound, They’re very much alike in looks and similar in sound, We recognize the Parrot by his clear articulation, For Carrots are unable to engage in conversation.
- Robert Williams Wood, How to Tell the Birds from the Flowers, and other wood-cuts: A Revised Manual of Flornithology for Beginners (1917) [full text]

    The Parrot and the Carrot one may easily confound,
    They’re very much alike in looks and similar in sound,
    We recognize the Parrot by his clear articulation,
    For Carrots are unable to engage in conversation.

    - Robert Williams Wood, How to Tell the Birds from the Flowers, and other wood-cuts: A Revised Manual of Flornithology for Beginners (1917) [full text]

     
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      it’s still funny after 93 years…
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      I’m going to reblog every one of these Robert Williams Wood poems Project Gutenberg posts. ‘Cos I think they’re funny.
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      Aaaahhh what an excellent ditty.
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      OMG. I LOVE THIS BOOK. o_o
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      No wonder my carrots bleed! And scream!