The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #56167   Message #877371
Posted By: Mark Cohen
29-Jan-03 - 03:46 AM
Thread Name: Clementine's shoe size?
Subject: RE: Clemantine's shoe size?
No, no, no, you're all missing it, the problem is in the implied punctuation, because of the meter, don't you see. It's supposed to be:

And her shoes were
Number 9 herring boxes...

And we all know how big those #9 herring boxes are.


P.S., And don't go telling me that "Without topses sandals were for Clementine" doesn't make any sense. That's clearly beyond the scope of this discussion.