Beware of Purple Cows · Feb 9, 09:01 AM

Susan came across the story of the infamous Purple Cow ditty in the Writer’s Almanac of January 30, 2005 (under Literary and Historical Notes).

In case you forget, it goes like this:

I never Saw a Purple Cow;
I never Hope to See One;
But I can Tell you, Anyhow,
I’d rather See than Be One.

Turns out the author wrote a sequel:

Ah, yes, I wrote the Purple Cow;
I’m sorry now I wrote it;
But I can tell you, Anyhow,
I’ll Kill you if you Quote it.


  1. I already did, and will follow you,

    L.B. Murphy · Mar 11, 01:48 PM · #