George Ade

(1866-1944 / the United States)

George Ade Poems

1. The Chaperon 9/30/2010
2. The La Grippe 9/30/2010
3. The Fountain Of Youth 9/30/2010
4. The Irrepressible Yank 9/30/2010
5. A Business Deal 9/30/2010
6. Benevolent Assimilation 9/30/2010
7. Chicago Castanets 9/30/2010
8. Crime Is Merely A Disease 9/30/2010
9. Flutter, Little Bird 9/30/2010
10. Foolish Wedding Bells 9/30/2010
11. Henny 9/30/2010
12. I Am Yours Truly 9/30/2010
13. I Like You Lil 9/30/2010
14. Keep Your Whip In Your Hand 9/30/2010
15. Leave It To The Boys In The Navy 9/30/2010
16. Little Moozoo-May 9/30/2010
17. Love, You Must Be Blind 9/30/2010
18. My Emmaleen 9/30/2010
19. R-E-M-O-R-S-E 9/30/2010
20. Scotch Stuff 9/30/2010

The La Grippe

I am not hypercritical on points of punctuation;
A misplaced comma now and then is surely not a sin;

I overlook the sundry breaks of common conversation
And do my wincing inwardly when some ' I seen ' creeps in.
To wretched double negatives some friends are quite addicted;
They knife the good King's English and then revel in its gore;
These crude idiosyncrasies are never contradicted,
For I would not seem pedantic or appear a learned bore.

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