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Entry from January 25, 2020
“Noses are red, fingers are blue, I’m sick of winter. How about you?”

A winter version of the “Roses are red...” poem has been printed on many images:

“Noses are red,
Fingers are blue.
I’m sick/tired of winter.
How about you?”


The first two lines have been frequently used on Valentine’s Day (February 14th) personal advertisements.

“Noses are red; Fingers are blue; The warmer your smile The warmer are YOU!” was printed in the Illinois State Journal and Register (Springfield, IL) on January 12, 1947. “ROSES ARE RED, FINGERS are blue. We like hot weather—how about you?...Probably not” was printed in the Albuquerque (NM) Journal on January 6, 1950. “Noses are red, Fingers are blue. I don’t like winter, How about you?” was printed in the Springfield (MO) Daily News on February 8, 1983.

“Noses are red, Fingers are blue, I’m tired of winter, How bout you?” was posted on Twitter by Buffy Six™ (and others) on January 7, 2015.

“Noses are red. Fingers are blue. I’m sick of winters. How about you?” was posted on Twitter by Kathleen Fox Polizzi on January 8, 2015. “Noses are red, fingers are blue. I’m sick of winter, how about you” was posted on Twitter by Blues Martin on January 13, 2015.


Wikipedia: Roses are red
Roses are red can refer to a specific poem, or a class of doggerel poems inspired by that poem. The poem is:

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Sugar is sweet;
And so are you


12 January 1947, Illinois State Journal and Register (Springfield, IL), “Lighter Vein” by V. Y. Dallman, pg. 6, col. 3:
Greeting For January
Noses are red;
Fingers are blue;
The warmer your smile
The warmer are YOU!

Newspapers.com
6 January 1950, Albuquerque (NM) Journal, “Angle Shots” by Wilbur Bentley, pg. 16, col. 2:
ROSES ARE RED, FINGERS are blue. We like hot weather—how about you?...Probably not.

Newspapers.com
14 February 1952, Pittsburgh (PA) Press, pg. 1, col. 7:
‘Noses Are Red,
Fingers Are Blue’

Donald (the Great Lover) Dingbat had his head and heart in the celebration of St. Valentine’s Day today.

After a friendly visit to the Weather Bureau, he penned the following lines to all his friends:

Noses are red, fingers are blue,
The Weatherman’s trying to freeze you, too.


2 January 1954, Chicago (IL) Daily Tribune, “Rimes and Remnants” by D. A. Fragile, pt. 1, pg. 8, col. 5:
SHANTY CHANTEY.
Noses are red,
Fingers are blue.
Out to the shed
With all of you!
Shovel ahead,
A passage thru.
When stock is fed
You can be, too.
SAL HEP

Newspapers.com
13 February 1970, Green Bay (WI) Press-Gazette, pg. A-2, col. 1:
Noses Are Red, Fingers Blue;
Happy Valentine Day To You


29 November 1973, Illinois State Journal (Springfield, IL), pg. 16, col. 1:
Noses Are Red And Fingers Are Blue
I’ve Got A Cold That May Be The Flu

By JOAN MURARO
Copley News Service
When noses are red and fingers turn blue, ‘tis the season for catching the flu.

Newspapers.com
1 December 1976, Philadelphia (PA) Daily News, “Cold Spell Settles In,” pg. 5, col. 5:
Noses are red, fingers are blue, the weather is cold, and so are you.

Newspapers.com
8 February 1983, Springfield (MO) Daily News, “Off-beat” by Hank Billings, pg. 1B, col. 1:
NO LOVE LOST
Noses are red,
Fingers are blue.
I don’t like winter,
How about you?

Newspapers.com
14 February 1985, The Guardian (London, UK), “Valentines,” pg. 20, col. 6 classified ad:
TO PETAL. Noses are red, fingers are blue, I’m freezing to death, why aren’t you?

Google Books
Willie MacGurkle and Friends Primary
By Barbara A. Schmidt and Maurice Poe
North Billerica, MA: Curriculum Associates Incorporated
1987
Pg. 54:
Noses are red and fingers are blue.
Its cold outside. Now what’ll I do?

Newspapers.com
14 February 1989, Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN), “Lovelines,” pg. 3K, col. 6:
DICK J.
Roses are red
Fingers are blue
But winters get warmer
When you say, I love you
Be my Valentine
MARY

Google Groups: rec.arts.poems
Roses are red
Tim Patterson
11/20/95
Dick Tjepkema () wrote:
: Dear people,
: Maybe a stupid question, but is there anyone who can complete the poem:
: Roses are red,
: violets are blue,
: .......

Noses are red
Fingers are blue
I have a cold
*Sniff!* *A-tishhhooooooo!*

Newspapers.com
14 February 1996, Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN), Valentines, pg. L4, col. 10 classified ad:
JENNY P.
MINNESOTA VALENTINE
Noses are red
Fingers are blue
60 below is still warm
When I am with you
Love, Joey A.

Newspapers.com
12 February 2003, Springfield (MO) News Leader, “Only on Wednesday” by Hank Billings, pg. 8A, col. 4:
VALENTINE WISH
Noses are red,
Fingers are blue.
I’ll be so glad
When winter is through.

Twitter
Grace
@grace_ports
Noses are red, fingers are blue. I’m so freaking tired of this cold, how about you?
7:13 AM · Feb 12, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Buffy Six™
@ms_stealyofood
Noses are red
Fingers are blue
I’m tired of winter
How bout you?
9:52 PM · Jan 7, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
clara
@clara_welhouse
Noses are red, fingers are blue. I’m tired of winter. How about you?
10:24 PM · Jan 7, 2015·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Kathleen Fox Polizzi
@cornerworker
Replying to @KaptanHindustan
“@Gotham3: Noses are red.
Fingers are blue.
I’m sick of winters.
How about you? https://pic.twitter.com/7K20VoX5Qo”I’m with you!
2:07 PM · Jan 8, 2015·Twitter for iPad

Twitter
Dave Kunkel
@uncledavedj
Noses are red, fingers are blue, I’m sick of the cold, how about you?
2:50 PM · Jan 8, 2015·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Blues Martin
@bluesmartinh
“noses are red, fingers are blue. I’m sick of winter, how about you.
12:59 PM · Jan 13, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Yik Yak
@YikYakApp
“Noses are red, fingers are blue, I’m sick of winter, how about you?” — Wake Forest
9:03 AM · Feb 21, 2015·Buffer

Elite Daily
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BY JASMINE VAUGHN-HALL
JAN 3, 2018
(...)
10. “Noses are red, fingers are blue. I’m tired of winter, how about you?” — Unknown

KGAB (Cheyenne, WY)
6 Sick Of Winter Jokes
Glenn Woods
February 27, 2018
(...)
1). Noses are red, fingers are blue. I’m tired of winter. How about you?

Twitter
Mow Magic
@Mow_Magic_
Noses are red,
Fingers are blue.
We’re tired of winter,
How about you?
#TooCold #winter #WinterBlues
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8:00 PM · Jan 25, 2020·LaterMedia

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