SpecGram causes unwilling grins
By committing linguistical sins.
When they say, “Do be good,”
We claim, “Would that we could,”
But straightway we’re at it again.
There once was a linguist satirical,
Whose critiques of the field were quite lyrical,
Though his “real” work was shoddy,
Yet his humorous hobby
Made his fame in the field stratospherical.
—Morris Swadesh III
Ling nerds from the nearest black holes
Came to Earth to lambast the ling souls
Who claimed ling “universals”
From assumed ling essentials
In earth ling acquisitional goals.
—Cailín na Luimní
There once was a journal called SpecGram
Where humour was wrapped up in bedlam
The editing team
Once burst at the seams
When one of their wives fed them red ham.
—Col. O. Nihilist
There once was a linguistic duo
Who undertook work on Dholuo,
For this language Nilotic
Both found quite erotic,
Wheth’r spoken by dhako ’r dichuo.
There once was not a logician.
—Mannfrum van Tuckett