A linguist who taught at our college
Was deeply devoted to knowledge.
But she puzzled us all,
And I raised my eyeball,
When she claimed that she studied “morpholage.”
—Morris Swadesh III
Mavens—so quick to denunciate
All who improp’ly enunciate—
Insteada their pouncin’
Should thinka renouncin’
Frettin’ o’er how we pronunciate.
—α-Betty Abū Gida
There once was an old supervisor
Who made all his students fly higher.
Their theses were sound
And their insights profound,
But not one of them ever got hired.
—Col. O. Nihilist
I taught a gorilla to sign:
At first it was going just fine,
But I’ve now said, “That’s that!”
For the sum of her chat
Is “Hey, big boy, your place or mine?”
How many words would
A spellcheck check
If a spellcheck
Could check words?
A spellcheck would
Check as many words
As a spellcheck could,
If a spellcheck could check words!