That’s a Moray

I found this oldie-but-goodie online. If the one source I found is correct, we’re not sure who penned this parody:

When the moon hits your eye,
Like a big pizza pie,
That’s amore.

When an eel bites your hand,
And that’s not what you planned,
That’s a moray.

When our habits are strange,
And our customs deranged,
That’s our mores.

When your horse chews dried grass,
And then begs for more, alas,
That’s some more hay.

When your sheep go to graze,
In a damp marshy place,
That’s a moor, eh?

When your boat comes home fine,
And you tie up her line,
That’s a moor, eh?

When Othello’s poor wife,
Becomes stabbed with a knife,
That’s a Moor, eh?

When you ace your last tests,
Like you did all the rest,
That’s some more A’s!

When on Mt. Cook you see,
A long aborigine,
That’s a Maori.

When your chocolate graham
Is so full and so crammed,
That s’more, eh?

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36 thoughts on “That’s a Moray

  1. Nope, Not Pam February 19, 2022 / 5:38 pm

    Nevr seen that before, but yes its a great rendition

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    • Chel Owens February 19, 2022 / 10:48 pm

      I admit that I find these type of things funnier than they are. πŸ˜€

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      • Nope, Not Pam February 19, 2022 / 11:22 pm

        I thought it was funny πŸ™‚

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  2. robstroud February 19, 2022 / 5:43 pm

    That’s precisely why I don’t swim in the ocean!

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    • Chel Owens February 19, 2022 / 10:50 pm

      I’m not fond of eel love, either. πŸ™‚


  3. Tippy Gnu February 19, 2022 / 6:49 pm

    They about exhausted the things you can do what that rhyme, with no more, eh?

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    • Chel Owens February 19, 2022 / 10:52 pm

      πŸ˜€ Leave it to you to add one more, eh? (Good thing Joy’s not here.)

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  4. obbverse February 19, 2022 / 6:53 pm

    I suspect, given the pizza reference that it was some Signore?

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  5. Herb February 19, 2022 / 8:52 pm

    When a glacier’s retreat
    piles up stones at its feet
    that’s a moraine

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      • Herb February 19, 2022 / 10:57 pm

        Yay. There are a couple more but I don’t remember them.

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  6. petespringerauthor February 19, 2022 / 11:32 pm

    Pretty clever.

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  7. Pam Webb February 20, 2022 / 12:00 am

    When a cow slips and swims while eating some grass, alas that’s a moor + hay

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    • Chel Owens February 20, 2022 / 12:04 am

      I was trying to summon you to see this, Pam! πŸ˜€ πŸ„

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      • Pam Webb February 20, 2022 / 8:10 am

        Hahaβ€”I’m so transparent in my likings for punnery, aren’t I?

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        • Chel Owens February 20, 2022 / 8:23 am

          I looked at it like, “Which of my friends would appreciate this high level of humor? Ah. Pam…..”

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  8. M. February 20, 2022 / 7:02 am

    Well that’s a laugh i needed

    Liked by 1 person

  9. D. Wallace Peach February 22, 2022 / 8:19 am

    How amazingly clever, Chelsea. Thanks for sharing the poem. Dare I say it could be classified as wonderfully “terrible.”

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    • Chel Owens February 22, 2022 / 8:13 pm

      πŸ˜€ You are right. I ought to encourage puns more.

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    • Chel Owens February 23, 2022 / 8:42 pm

      πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Aren’t you near the ocean?


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