Wait for Weight

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After MC Newberry's excursion into the niceties of English grammar ( Knowing the Difference), I couldn't resist:-

The grocer's apostrophe,

Once the domain

Of dry academics

Who'd quietly complain,

Is nothing compared

To the pain we endure

Now that we can't weigh

In pounds anymore.


The little, old lady,

In metric unsound,

Asked for her carrots

In old fashioned pounds.

"Oh Ma'am," said the grocer

"That really won't do!

We only have kilos

Now everything's new."


"Oh dear," sighed the lady,

And trying to please:-

"I'll just have a pound

of your kilos then, please."



◄ Message From School

Peace? ►


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Anthony Emmerson

Fri 9th Mar 2012 18:23

One day while out walking down old Market Street
I met an old man with no shoes to his feet.
Now me having plenty of money to spare
I went to the fruit shop and bought him a pair.

(Sorry, not original - I just couldn't resist!) :)


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M.C. Newberry

Fri 9th Mar 2012 15:31

Chuckle-worthy! Thanks. And I sympathise with
your old lady!
"Everyone knew our temperature was all right
When we measured things by Fahrenheit;
Now we're hot and bothered and feeling betrayed
When we're measuring things by Centigrade."

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Yvonne Brunton

Thu 8th Mar 2012 23:34

Thanks, isn't it fun playing with words?

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Lynn Dye

Thu 8th Mar 2012 23:31

Ha ha very good, Yvonne.

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