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Down in The Pumpkin Patch

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!”

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