recently I came across this most glorious thing, courtesy of Dr Seuss.
Too Many Daves
BY THEODOR GEISEL (DR. SEUSS)
Did I ever tell you that Mrs. McCave
Had twenty-three sons and she named them all Dave?
Well, she did. And that wasn’t a smart thing to do.
You see, when she wants one and calls out, “Yoo-Hoo!
Come into the house, Dave!” she doesn’t get one.
All twenty-three Daves of hers come on the run!
This makes things quite difficult at the McCaves’
As you can imagine, with so many Daves.
And often she wishes that, when they were born,
She had named one of them Bodkin Van Horn
And one of them Hoos-Foos. And one of them Snimm.
And one of them Hot-Shot. And one Sunny Jim.
And one of them Shadrack. And one of them Blinkey.
And one of them Stuffy. And one of them Stinkey.
Another one Putt-Putt. Another one Moon Face.
Another one Marvin O’Gravel Balloon Face.
And one of them Ziggy. And one Soggy Muff.
One Buffalo Bill. And one Biffalo Buff.
And one of them Sneepy. And one Weepy Weed.
And one Paris Garters. And one Harris Tweed.
And one of them Sir Michael Carmichael Zutt
And one of them Oliver Boliver Butt
And one of them Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate …
But she didn’t do it. And now it’s too late.
Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss), “Too Many Daves” from The Sneetches and Other Stories
Henceforth, I wish to be known as Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate. After all, it’s never too late…
3 thoughts on “A Dave by any other name…”
This is great, I’ve never heard of it before. My husband is called Dave so I’ll show him too.
Thanks for sharing, Zanzibar 😀
Too many Daves must sure get confusing,
But few are like you, my friend most amusing 🙂
One of my favourites, I can recite it from memory:-)