The BBC reports that 75 percent of our genetic makeup is the same as that of
the common pumpkin.
Presumably this is why the word “pumpkin” ends with “kin.” But wait — what
is that fluttering of gossamer wings I hear! Why, it’s the Muse…
Lines in Appreciation of Genetic Propinquity
by John Derbyshire
A certain young hillbilly bumpkin
Was caught having sex with a pumpkin.
When arrested he swore:
“What’s all this fuss for?
Where I’m from, it’s okay to hump kin!”