The Fishwife’s Store


Guys frequent the fishwife’s town store
And leave stinking of fish and what’s more:
Crates of herring and lox,
Cod and perch by the box
And the cases of crabs no one asked for.

See also this limerick’s Crotch Critters companion piece:

A slang term for pubic lice, tiny insect parasites that are often transferred from one infested sexual partner to another, is “crabs,” because under a microscope they superficially resemble their namesakes. The eggs they lay are called nits. A person who’s said to “nit-pick” or “go over something with a fine-toothed comb,” is one who is obsessive or meticulous about details, which well describes the persistence and vigilance required to remove every single louse egg from your pubes.

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1 Response

  1. Noushin Behrooz says:

    Bā namak! Funny!