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  • YOU are requested, if you please,

    To note that here a people lives

    Referred to as the Portuguese ;

    A fact which naturally gives

    The funny man a good excuse

    To call his friend a Portugoose.

    MORAL

    Avoid the obvious, if you can,

    And never be a funny man.

    (Harry Graham : THE BABY'S BAEDEKER)

    February 9, 2009