Douglas Scotney

Gold Star - 63,799 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

Vegemite Tip - Poem by Douglas Scotney

On your Corn Thin
smear the Vegemite first,
then smear the 'butter'.

'Smear, ' I said,
preferring 'smear' to 'spread'.

It's from the German 'schmer'
meaning 'grease'.

English changed the 'sch' to 's'.

It did the same to 'Schmacke'.

Smack: a fishing vessel
with a well in which,
if fish
cannot exactly thrive,
they can at least be kept alive.

Topic(s) of this poem: advice, fishing, food, prepare

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Schmer is said schmair
Schmacke is said close enough to 'schmucker'.

Comments about Vegemite Tip by Douglas Scotney

  • Lyn Paul (1/14/2020 10:31:00 PM)

    The best great tip for our famous Vegemite is it is full of vitamins and famous with avocado and also cheese.
    I couldn’t live without it!
    Thank you

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

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