Friday, May 26, 2006

Diet of Worms

It was round about today's date in 1521 that the Holy Roman Emperor banned the writings of Martin Luther after the Diet of Worms; this set the stage for the Reformation in Europe and prompted Martin Luther to pen perhaps his most famous piece of writing:

Nobody loves me, everybody hates me

Think I'll go and eat worms
Long ones, short ones, fat ones, thin ones
See how they wriggle and squirm

2 comments:

JP said...

Surely it's...

Nobody likes me, everybody hates me
I'm going down the garden to eat worms
Long thin slimy ones, short fat fuzzy ones
Ooey gooey, ooey gooey worms

Long thin slimy ones slip down easily
Short fat fuzzy ones don't
Short fat fuzzy ones stick to your teeth
And the juice goes slurpin' (slurping noise) down your throat

HistoryElephant said...

It's important to clean your worm every day