June 19, 2007

Four-letter words

Benjamin Monreal writes:

Your post on Wiiitis brings to mind the late George Starbuck's poem, "Verses to exhaust my stock of four-letter words":

From the ocean floors, where the necrovores
Of the zoöoögenous mud
Fight for their share, to the Andes where
Bullllamas thunder and thud,

And even thence to the heavens, whence
Archchurchmen appear to receive
The shortwave stations of rival nations
Of angels: "Believe! Believe!"

They battle, they battle---poor put-upon cattle,
Each waging, reluctantly,
That punitive war on the disagreeor
Which falls to the disagreeee.

Posted by Mark Liberman at June 19, 2007 08:14 AM