Daffodils vs Crocodiles

John Grimshaw johngrimshaw@tiscali.co.uk
Mon, 22 Mar 2004 00:26:32 PST
Last Friday, to mark the 200th anniversay of Wordsworth's poem Daffodils,
there was a mass reading of the ditty by 250,000 schoolchildren across the
UK. One shudders at the idea.

This event was discussed on the morning news programme on BBC Radio 4, and
some commentator mentioned that a friend of his was in the habit of
subsituting the word 'crocodile' for 'daffodil' in the poem.  Try it: '...a
crowd, A host, of golden crocodiles' is a great improvement!

John Grimshaw

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