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I Will Name a Daughter Veruca (or not, because that’s a plantar’s wart)

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*Okay, quick update on naming a daughter Veruca… although here in the United States that seems like a really cool name, Veruca is another name for a plantar’s wart. Silly, silly Dahl. You might even get away with naming a daughter Veruca here in America, because seriously, who’s gonna know?

It’s been over a month since my niece and I finished Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I’ve put it off, because how in the world do you review a beloved classic. What can I say? It was good. It was fabulous. Definitely a classic…

When we were reading Charlie, N had to have some kind of sweet, and at the time we had Girl Scout cookies, so forever this book will remind me of Thin Mint cookies.

Yeah, I’m not going to waste time with a synopsis. I’m not going to tell you how great this book was, because yuh probably already know! So I’m going to write another limerick in honor of Charlie, Willy Wonka, the Oompa Loompas, and my favorite… Veruca Salt (just say that… Veruca… it’s wonderful! If I ever have a daughter that’s totally going to be her name!). Here goes…

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Charlie, you got the Golden Ticket!

Wow kid, you know how to pick it!

You get to meet Willy-

Now don’t be too silly

Mr. Wonka is hard to outwit.

Ehhh, how about another-

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Veruca Salt, your name is the best,

But you didn’t pass Willy Wonka’s test,

Those squirrels got you,

But you lived! Phew!

Next time, try to be a better guest!

Okay, okay, one more…

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Oompa Loompas are midgets? No they’re not!

Movies you lie, and ruin the plot.

They’re just very small-

More the size of a Barbie Doll,

Mr. Dahl was right! Your movie was rot!