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The Twelve Days of Printers’ Christmas

On the first day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
An ink cartridge in an HP.

On the second day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Two ruddle gloves,
And an ink cartridge in an HP.

By Frank Romano
Published: December 16, 2009

On the first day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
An ink cartridge in an HP.

On the second day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Two ruddle gloves,
And an ink cartridge in an HP.

On the third day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Three clenched pens,
Two ruddle gloves,  
And an ink cartridge in an HP.

On the fourth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Four bawling nerds,
Three clenched pens,  
Two ruddle gloves,  
And an ink cartridge in an HP.

On the fifth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Five polled pings,
Four bawling nerds,
Three clenched pens,  
Two ruddle gloves,  
And an ink cartridge in an HP.

On the sixth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Six lease repayings,
Five polled pings,
Four bawling nerds,
Three clenched pens,  
Two ruddle gloves,  
And an ink cartridge in an HP.

On the seventh day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Seven inks a-skimming
Six lease repayings,
Five polled pings,
Four bawling nerds,
Three clenched pens,  
Two ruddle gloves,  
And an ink cartridge in an HP.

On the eighth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Eight aides a-bilking,
Seven inks a-skimming
Six lease repayings,
Five polled pings,
Four bawling nerds,
Three clenched pens,  
Two ruddle gloves,  
And an ink cartridge in an HP.

On the ninth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Nine makereadies advancing,
Eight aides a-bilking,
Seven inks a-skimming
Six lease repayings,
Five polled pings,
Four bawling nerds,
Three clenched pens,  
Two ruddle gloves,
And an ink cartridge in an HP.

On the tenth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Ten boards a-heaping,
Nine makereadies advancing,
Eight aides a-bilking,
Seven inks a-skimming
Six lease repayings,
Five polled pings,
Four bawling nerds,
Three clenched pens,  
Two ruddle gloves,  
And an ink cartridge in an HP.

On the eleventh day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Eleven wipers wiping,
Ten boards a-heaping,
Nine makereadies advancing,
Eight aides a-bilking,
Seven inks a-skimming
Six lease repayings,
Five polled pings,
Four bawling nerds,
Three clenched pens,  
Two ruddle gloves,  
And an ink cartridge in an HP.

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Twelve drum scanners scanning,
Eleven wipers wiping,
Ten boards a-heaping,
Nine makereadies advancing,
Eight aides a-bilking,
Seven inks a-scumming
Six lease repayings,
Five polled pings,
Four bawling nerds,
Three clenched pens,  
Two ruddle gloves,
And an ink cartridge in an HP.

Frank Romano has spent over 50 years in the printing and publishing industries. Many know him best as the editor of the International Paper Pocket Pal or from the hundreds of articles he has written for publications from North America and Europe to the Middle East to Asia and Australia. Romano lectures extensively, having addressed virtually every club, association, group, and professional organization at one time or another. He is one of the industry's foremost keynote speakers. He continues to teach courses at RIT and other universities and works with students on unique research projects.

Please offer your feedback to Frank. He can be reached at frank@whattheythink.com.

 

 

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