In Mexico we have a word for sushi: bait. —Jose Simons
Last night I dreamed of a ten pound marshmallow and when I woke up the pillow was gone. —Tommy Cooper
More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving. —Duncan Hines
The first zucchini I ever saw I killed it with a hoe. —John Gould (Monstrous Depravity, 1963)
They put arsenic in his meat
And stared aghast to watch him eat;
They poured strychnine in his cup
And shook to see him drink it up. —AE Housman (A Shropshire Lad, 1896)
Now Hopping John was F. Jasmine's very favorite food. She had always warned them to wave a plate of rice and peas before her nose when she was in her coffin, to make certain there was no mistake; for if a breath of life was left in her, she would sit up and eat, but if she smelled the Hopping John, and did not stir, then they could just nail down the coffin and be certain she was truly dead. —Carson McCullers (The Member of the Wedding, 1946)
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