Linguists on the Loose—B. Zerk and D. Mented—SpecGram Wire Services SpecGram Vol CLXXXVII, No 1 Contents To be or too many be-s—Deedles D’Dee

Book ७१

With my pate both addled and balding,
Drinking coffee both scalded and scalding,
It’s true, I confess,
That tenure’s the best,
For us fools who missed out on a calling.
—Pumptilian Perniquity

This student should really have paid
More heed to the notes that he made
On how ancient phonology
Determines morphology,
For now he will get zero grade.
—Pete Bleackley

In the comfort of his home
Did furiously sleep,
Dreaming of colorless green structures deep.
—Clara Hu

AABBA is a form
We tend to think of as the norm—
Anapests, without fail—
But the proper detail
Is A3A3B2B2A3.
—Dr. Whom

A linguist, Rick Roll by name
Gained a measure of Internet fame
With his study of memes,
GIFs and Wiki editing teams
Now he knows that you just lost The Game.
—Col. O. Nihilist

epp schmepp
cognitive primitives
motivate movement. all
raising (a-bar)

parallels lifting. like
amish communities
raising a barn.
—Andrew Lamont

Where might the stress be on limericist?
Which syllable? It seems that it’s anyone’s guess.
First or the second?
Not sure? Well I reckon
You’ll get it right if you’re incredibly pissed.
—William Deaksworth

Linguists on the LooseB. Zerk and D. MentedSpecGram Wire Services
To be or too many be-sDeedles D’Dee
SpecGram Vol CLXXXVII, No 1 Contents