New Yorkers debate metrosexuals,
While for Texans it was Metroplexuals.
In th’academy, though,
It’s different, you know,
So for Anglists it’s all retroflexuals.
Of nominal tense, Guaraní
Makes use, and so naturally
Both once and future kings
Indeed are well-formed things
And ex-leaves do make the best tea.
What’s syntax? Words in combination
Or tightly constrained transformations?
Or simply a spandrel
The product of mental
Disorder—or some god’s creation?
Indecency everything taints:
It’s a subject of frequent complaints.
Whoever would think
That for optimal kink
There’s a website called “Rank My Constraints”?
Stop splitting hairs with me.
My issue’s based on prag-
Don’t confuse matters with
That isn’t why I said,
“Don’t use that tone!”
—Sandy! Sandhi! Sundaé!