A Somewhat Absent Minded Attempt To Be Politically Correct

Someone I don't know that well
tells me they have a little boy.
"Oh yes," I enquire, "and how old is he or she?"

by John Hegley

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the simplicity emphasizes the wit and humour.
This is one of his best. His trademark wit and humour are all too apparent here and the poem oozes a childlike simplicity that cloaks the intense metalanguage of his intellect. This verse is a testament to the inebriated state of political correctness in today’s society.