Syntexit: The Facts—R.A.G. Day SpecGram Vol CLXXVI, No 3 Contents Linguistics Nerd Camp—Bethany Carlson

Linguimericks, Etc.
Book ३२

The great kings of yoreVercingetorix,
Theodoric, Gorm, and the Chilperics—
Enjoyed royal power
In palace or tower,
But none of them ruled like Linguimericks!
—Butch McBastard
(with the assistance of Vincenzo Festino-Scroccone)

As His Linguistness crafted some rules,
All his students drank in these new jewels.
He then sat back, delighted:
“Once again, I’ll get cited.
That is all I require of these fools.”
—Cailín na Luimní

All hail to our muse, great Nan Tucket,
Who fills the linguimerick bucket!
They’re certainly numerous—
And some even humorous—
So dainty Calliope can suck it!
—α-Betty Abū Gida

King Psammeticus showed us the way
The “original language’s” da-
Ta from kids to recover
When there is no mother
Or father to teach what to say.
—Morris Swadesh III

A Vembletroon
Morons, you thoughtless peevers against all linguistic innovations,
Regardless whether Shakespeare used them too,
Be they never so well accepted and current among the most respected speakers and writers of our language, those whose influence we can daily see.
Culpable, multiple ways, of perverting and distorting our language...
—Dr. Whom

Syntexit: The FactsR.A.G. Day
Linguistics Nerd CampBethany Carlson
SpecGram Vol CLXXVI, No 3 Contents