May 1, 2007

Ah, spoonerisms!

Bittle Lum on a Sturbcone (variations)
1.
Once a big molicepan
Saw a bittle lum,
Sitting on a sturbcone
Chewing gubble bum.
Said the big molicepan:
"Won't you simmie gome?"
"Tinny on your nintype!
"Said the bittle lum.


2.
Once a big molicepan
Saw a blittle lum,
Sitting on the sturbcone
Chewing gubble bum.
"Hi!" said the molicepan.
"Better simmie gome."
"Tot on your nintype!
"Said the bittle lum.

3.
Once a big molicepan
Met a berty dumb.
Sitting on the widesock
Booing gubblechum.
"Hey!" said the molicepan
"Gum and simmi come!"
"Sot your rotten kicking pox,"
Cried the berty dumb.

4.
One a big molicepan
Saw a bittle lum
Sitting on the sturbcone
Chewing gubblebum.
"Lum," said the molicepan,
"Better simme gome."
"Tot on your nintype,"
Said the bittle lum.


What does "Not on your tintype" mean? NO!

What's a tintype? A photographic process invented before the Civil War.

For those of you not alive during the Depression Era, you'll want to know that there was a traditional rivalry between bums and policeman. Read again and pick the best poem.