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Ma and Pa were discussing Ma's desire for a new cookbook.

"Ye don't need any such thing as another cookbook," says Pa.  ""I got a cookbook once, but I could never do anything with it."

"I'm growin tired of your uppity ways, Pa," says Ma.  "Too much fancy work in it, eh?"

"That's a natural fact. Every one of the recipes began the same way - 'Take a clean dish'".