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By Oelania P, Brooklyn, NY

The Book of General Ignorance

There are 4 kinds of people, intellectually speaking.
There are the people who know that they know things,
and the people who know that there are things they don’t know,
and the people who don’t know how many things they know,
and then there are the people who don’t know that they don’t know anything about anything.

And The Book of General Ignorance
swears it’s for the people who realize how very little they know about the world, and want to know more.
So I read it.

I learned that chop suey isn’t really Chinese,
and that bagpipes aren’t really Scottish,
and that there are actually only 46 American states,


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43 comment(s)
jedjake
The author wrote a second book it was really funny
Sep. 20, 2016 at 8:33 PM • Report
vivz02
I LOVE this poem! It's hilarious, the intro and conclusion are perfect, and it never gets tiring! Definitely one of my favorite pieces on this website. Keep up with the good work!
Aug. 28, 2016 at 12:30 PM • Report
Gagax
BEST THING I EVER READ LOVE THIS POEM U GOT TALENT ITS FUNNY OMG I WANT TO GIVE U AN AWARD AND SO MANY HUGS THIS IS AWESOMEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!! imma read this book
Aug. 08, 2016 at 3:36 PM • Report
adventuregirl24331
i love it. great piece of work. best part you had fun writing it. right?
Jul. 27, 2016 at 10:58 AM • Report
E.Inis
Absolutely fantastic piece! Well done.
May. 08, 2016 at 8:49 PM • Report
kate.marie
dude this is wonderful; really made me think ...
Mar. 11, 2016 at 9:53 PM • Report
LittleInker
Feb. 05, 2016 at 8:06 PM • Report
BreeZephyr
By the way, why the heck is this not in the magazine???
Jan. 03, 2016 at 5:41 PM • Report
graphiteshimmer
what you said.
Aug. 08, 2016 at 9:28 PM • Report
BreeZephyr
Two quotes for you: "True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing." and "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." Both quotes are from Socrates, and this poem reminded me of him. He was a genius. So are you. Amazing job on this.
Jan. 03, 2016 at 5:41 PM • Report
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