I dragged the following off a dark shelf of my old blog, and dusted it off to place on display. My current indisposition has me with my mind in a woolly-headed tangle and completely knit-witted…
Old books that once were justly famed
These days, should really be renamed –
The titles or the authors need
A tweak to bring them up to speed!
Take ‘Sense and Sensibility’ –
More sense with ‘Sensuality’!
And Moby Dick would sell far more
With ‘Moby’s’ placed the ‘Dick’ before;
How ‘War and Peace’ sales would increase
If that were changed to ‘Whore and Piece’!
And William Shakespeare’s little tales
By ‘Willy Shag-spear’ would boost sales!
‘Doll’s Chickens’ should be on the list
As author for ‘The Oliver Twist’
(‘Sale of Two Titties’ often used –
I’ll leave that out; it’s been abused!);
‘Black Beauty’ was by Anna Sewell –
By Any Sewer would add fuel!
These names are just a random few –
Can anyone add one or two?
© 2008 Colonialist (24.com /blogs)