Oh I showed them the toothpaste all right, I flashed it about late at night,But up-and-down brushin' And pokin’ and fussin' , Didn't seem worth the time-I could bite!

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#1

Oh I showed them the toothpaste all right,
I flashed it about late at night,
But up-and-down brushin’
And pokin’ and fussin’ ,
Didn’t seem worth the time-I could bite!
(a) Explain ‘showed them the toothpaste.’
(b) What does the words ‘pokin and fussin’ mean?
© What mistake did the poet make regarding brushing of teeth?


#2

(a) This means that she brushed her teeth casually and hurriedly without much care.
(b) The terms indicate brushing carefully and properly.
© She made the mistake of thinking that it was not very important to brush her teeth carefully and regularly.