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Diddly Squat

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Diddly Squat



Funny talk... "diddly squat" Means basically nothing to me! Where do these words come from? Do they grow these things on trees? What a joke... "a pig in a poke" Fooled unsuspecting buyers! Instead of a piggy inside the bag Twas a kitty cat for the fryer! But of course... "hay's for horses" Here's another reason to spend? Some stuffing for your Jockeys To give you a fuller front end! Just my luck... "I'm a dead duck" She caught me with this lady! Not to worry, it all turned out Twas Mom so nothing shady! Whadya think... "Take forty winks" Causes trouble with wifey poo! Of course if you wink at a filly And the filly winks back at you! It's really absurd... these silly words They upset our daily routine! They've been known to turn sunny days To the ugliest days ever seen! © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 4/23/2013 11:52:00 AM
    Another brilliant and intriguing write from the Soups very own crazy phrase king! Yes, that would be you Jack, ha ha! I am amazed at your cleverness at this terrific poem my friend! You have written a tremendous and humorous piece, such a wondrous poem, Great Work!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 4/23/2013 1:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Always appreciate your very kind words my friend... thanks a bunch! Cheers my friend!
  1. Date: 4/23/2013 10:35:00 AM
    Hey Jack..cute!!!!! My favorite is Googly Moogly....

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 4/23/2013 9:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well don't know bout copyright, but anybody who knows me hears me say , well good googly moogly all the time..don't know if I made it up or not...have a good one...
    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 4/23/2013 10:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "Googly Moogly" do you have a copyright on that! Haven't heard that one! LOL Love ya dear Donna... hugs xoxoxox
  1. Date: 4/23/2013 10:28:00 AM
    I read a book once about a kid with Asperger's disease. He took everything so literally it made me realize how silly these sayings really are! "a fuller front end"...? Oh, Jack, Jack... (wait does that really work?... KIDDING!). Even when the equipment stops working, there's still plenty of jokes to be made, apparently. You are one HIGHrarious guy, my friend!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 4/23/2013 10:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I've had a fuller back end for years... going to balance it with a fuller front end! Should be steadier on my feet! LOL Thanks for the good words, my friend! Cheers, Jack
  1. Date: 4/23/2013 8:17:00 AM
    Silliest comment I've ever heard is 'Never mess with a Dragon'... Mine's now sporting poka dots from my paint set... he'll be busy in the lake for hours washing them off... In the mean time I hope to get back my blankie and my couch. A snooze or two will do me good. Schucks! Here comes Grandpa Troll on the prowl! At least some trolls moved my couch to the lake, so time out should be in style... OOOPPPs. Grandpa Troll took my blankie and couch... leaving me with a rickety, old lawn chair... Sigh!

    Eastman Avatar Carol Eastman
    Date: 4/23/2013 12:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    They're not real? Try telling them that! They ARE a royal pain and nuisance... But they ARE my friends, too, you know... Besides, who else will I be able to paint poka dots on... snicker... LOL... Hey! Do you think Homeland Security wants some poka dots, too?...
    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 4/23/2013 8:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Have you ever considered getting professional help! LOL These guys aren't real are they? OR ARE THEY? The Homeland Security guys might be interested in them... maybe they have a hidden agenda! xoxoxox