Limerick: Once a mincing Mrs from Mississippi


Limerick: Once a mincing Mrs.
 
Once a mincing Mrs. from Mississippi*
Went to a bank for a fiddle-d-dee
But her girdle got stuck
And the “SS” came unstuck
That’s why Missis ends as a double P..
 
·     * No aspersions cast on Mississippians here;
the term refers to the Paleozoic era in North America,
following the Devonian and preceding the Pennsylvanian,
of course.
 
© T. Wignesan  – Paris, 2013

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