Sunday, September 21, 2003

Kid's book

There I was, reading Those Can-Do Pigs to my 3 year-old, when I came upon this odd rhyming pair:

In the grass down by the shore,
A Can-Do Pig distrubs a boa —

Now I don’t know where you’re from, but there are very few places where “shore” and “boa” rhyme. In fact, there are really only two I’m aware of: Boston and the United Kingdom.

Sure enough — the author, David McPhail — is from Newburyport, MA.



  1. I'm from the UK and I don't know anyone who pronounces those two words the same way! I can't speak for Bostonians, however...