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  1. Martin says:

    Brings to mind the old Dr Hook classic, Thylvia’s Mother. “… ‘coth Thylvia ith tharting to rain.”

  2. Paul Williams says:

    or she didnt care to hear her babies yelling…

  3. Richard says:

    How about if the poem’s all standard spelling except for ‘gath’? The joke still stands, but is more snappy. No? The great Ogden Nash was never against inconsistency for the sake of a rhyme – and look what happened to him.

    You did ask.

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