Forayn accents should never be banned
On de grounds of bad language command.
I sink dey are grand,
For vat’s vorse dan demand
Dat you spick someone else’s lang brand?
—Cailín na Luimní
Of languages I know a ton:
In Rushin’ and Slow-vak I pun,
In Italian I score,
In Berber still Moor,
And in Klingon, set phasers on stun!
I often get trapped in the bath,
Which causes my family to laugh.
However, I’ll not
Get caught in a cot
On my phonological path.
The Coordinate Structure Constraint
Will issue syntactic complaints
When one Conj A-bar moves
While one stays in situ
As Ross (67) explains.
Prof Chesterman’s writing surmises
That research should bring us surprises
But I disagree
Cos research, for me,
Is whate’er my PI devises!
—Pee H. D. Student
Beware of those friends who are faux,
Those words that you think that you knaux:
Put calzone in your gut—
Un calzón* hides your butt!
Did you get the right one “to gaux”?
* Sp. “underwear”