Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Potty Poetry in City Hall

Posted By on Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Your Pesky Fly is committed to bringing readers the absolute best of Memphis messaging. This extraordinary piece of bathroom poetry isn't new, nor has it been hidden. This potentially important artifact has been hanging in the men's room off the hall of mayors at city hall for years and years.

Most variations of the anonymously attributed Sprinkle/Tinkle/Sweetie/Seatie rhyme — even those rendered in lyrical needlepoint— end with the couplet. This variation, possibly created by committee or consensus, is noteworthy for its use of the word "defecate," and forced deployment of the word "dwell."


Sometimes attributed to Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford
  • Sometimes attributed to Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford

The message, nevertheless, remains timeless.

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