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A poem from childhood...

"Long legged Italy, kicked poor Sicily
In the middle of Mediterranean Sea.
Austria was Hungary
Took a bit of Turkey
Fried it in Japan
Dipped it in Greece...."

I remember only this much. This poem was my first attempt at learning the names of these countries and locating them on the map of the world. And I thought Austria and Australia were same. :-)

It's time to confirm that I was wrong at that point of time, some twenty years back...

Comments

Fellow Saggi said…
Long legged Italy,
Kicked poor Sicily,
Right into the Middle,
Of the Mediterranean Sea,
Austria was Hungary,
Took a bit of Turkey,
Dipped it in Greece,
Fried it in Japan,
And ate it off in China.

That was i think CBSE's 2nd or 3rd grade Gulmohar book for English!!
Shazia said…
Hey buddy, I am happy somebody knows this poem. Thanks for writing the complete version. Now there are more reasons for me to say "Exactly-Exactly" :)
Garvit Rawat said…
Exactly. I remember this too. But now the map has changed and it doesn't apply anymore. Italy touches sicily and sicily is not in the middle of the Mediterranean sea!

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