There’s a married couple happily
Living in apartment forty-three
I live right next door
In apartment forty-four
Gee! but they’re a mushy he and she
Mushing seems to be their specialty
It would start you walking
If you heard them talking
All day long he calls herSnooky ookums
All they do is talk like babies
She’s his jelly elly roll
He’s her sugey ugar bowl
Here’s the way they bill and coo
Poogy woo, poogy woo. Poogy! Woo!
All night long he calls her
All night long the neighbors shout
“Cut it out! cut it out! cut it out!”
They cry “For goodness sake!
Don’t keep us all awake
With your snooky, ookey, ookey baby talk!”
God bless Irving Berlin. He wrote this song back in 1913 about sickening love names and the sentiment still holds true today.
In the 2006 end book to the Company of Rogues Series — To Rescue A Rogue — Mara, the young heroine is called “Imp” by Dare, the hero. Its a name recalled from their shared childhood. Although for the most part I liked Jo Beverley’s book, I didnt care for the reminder of the most cloying operator of the pukey nickname. That would be one Andrea Kane.
[Note: 3/3/07 I lost the rest of this post when I was trying to add a journal cut. Argh! And how is your day going?]