He Tells Her by Wendy Cope He tells her that the earth is flat— He knows the facts, and that is that. In altercations fierce and long She tries her best to prove him wrong. But he has learned to argue well. He calls her arguments unsound And often asks her not to yell. She cannot win. He stands his ground. The planet goes on being round.And, of course, getting warmer. No wonder we’re sweating the prospect of this fact-free numbskull running the country!