Friday, March 21, 2008

Alligators vs Crocodiles

During a recent tour one of my passengers listened intently to my comparison of Alligators and Crocodiles and then recited the following Ogden Nash poem verbatim. Fun moment and perfect timing.

The Purist
I give you now Professor Twist,
A conscientious scientist.
Trustees exclaimed, "He never bungles!"
And sent him off to distant jungles.
Camped on a tropic riverside,
One day he missed his loving bride.
She had, the guide informed him later,
Been eaten by an alligator.
Professor Twist could not but smile.
"You mean," he said, "a crocodile."


  1. Is this your way of saying "something" happened to your bride Petie?

  2. Hmm....she has been missing for a few days....

  3. O.k. I read this to the kids while they were playing poker this morning...Yes! that's! The Easter Bunny dropped poker chips by:) They all chuckled

    We all agreed that we should add this to our poetry list this week...the kids could memorize this pretty quickly and recite it for relatives when they visit. should keep an eye and that bride of yours:)

  4. Wow - poker playing rock stars....if one of them smashes their guitar on stage we'll know they are on their way...

  5. ohh we love chomp a gators--wait until you see what we are bringing to grow while we are there!

  6. O.K. I'm laughing out loud at your comment! ...Too funny! Thanks for starting out my day with a good laugh!