Not All Residents of Sweden Are Swedish! A Limerick
What is there in a name?
Before the advent of GPS, the longest journey usually began with a wrong step!
Swen went to Sweden to stare at blonde girls.
Only to find waiting just brunette curls.
He wondered what went wrong, expressing his disdain,
Only to discover, he'd gone to Sweden, Maine!
(Wrong flag, right furls!)
Note: There is a famous postcard showing a direction sign with the mileage to famous towns in Maine. Included on the sign are distances to China, Maine; Denmark, Maine; Lebanon, Maine; Mexico, Maine; Norway, Maine; Peru, Maine; Poland, Maine, Sweden, Maine, and Wales, Maine. Further confusion can arise from distances to the Maine towns of Paris, Moscow, Stockholm, Athens, Detroit, Belgrade, Bremen, Carthage, Avon, Smyrna, Hebron, and Washington (although there is a rumor started that the disgruntled residents of the latter are considering changing the town's name to United Nations, Maine!)
© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.
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