May 12, 2020 – National Limerick Day| National Odometer Day
Transcript for May 12th
Welcome to May 12th, 2020 as we bridge the social distance on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate poetry that’s been around the block and checking in on how far you’ve been. More after the break from Marlo Anderson.
Marlo: There once was a man from Nantucket…
Anna: WHOA! You can’t read that on the air.
Marlo: I’m just reading a limerick.
Anna: Okay, but we can’t actually read a limerick. They’re simple five-line poems with a set rhyme scheme, but they are usually…um…a little dirty.
Marlo: How about this one? There once was a woman…
Anna: Stop! We don’t want to know how that one ends. Today is National Limerick Day and everyone can google some for themselves if they want. And maybe write some clean versions.
Look at how far you’ve come. Not in the sense of evaluating your life. I’m talking literally—take a look at your car’s odometer and you may be surprised at the mileage. The odometer was invented in the 1600s to track how far wagons traveled and now we even have a digital version on our watches that can tell us how far we’ve walked. On National Odometer Day, it’s good to know how much mileage you’ve been racking and whether it’s because of your lease or for an oil change that info could come in quite handy.
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