A Flea and a Fly In a Flue

It’s a beautiful day, and the Commonplace Fun Facts writing staff has been promised a brief furlough from the dungeon once today’s article is complete. With that motivation, we present a limerick that has no special significance, other than the fact that we like it.

A flea and a fly in a flue
Were imprisoned, so what could they do?
Said the fly,” let us flee!”
“Let us fly!” said the flea.
So they flew through a flaw in the flue.

* Editor’s Note: Plenty of internet authorities attribute the above to Ogden Nash. We are skeptical of this attribution, since Nash was born in 1902, and we found a version of this limerick in The Independent, Volume 59, printed in 1905. If anyone happens to know who the author is, please let us know, and we’ll gladly give him or her credit.

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