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Alternate Version

The Spanish speaking tabby cat

is reciting poetry at the door,

whilst mice in the cellar are

rehearsing ” The Barber of Seville “;

Our memories are scattered

and refuse to come home when called,

crimson has been voted most popular colour

by Old dutch masters who no longer paint;

We avoid mentioning the room in which

the elephant sits for fear of embarrassing

those who are about to leave;

All of our spelling mistakes have been corrected

by those who cannot read,

and for the sake of unity with dunces

we’ve hidden all our wisdom

in a box in the garden shed;

A giant broom of ignorance is sweeping

away the detritus we called learning

leaving the kitchen floor spotless once again.

Word Play #4

Babble babble , chatter chatter,

chunter chunter , mutter mutter ,

natter natter , guffaw guffaw ,

rant rant , mumble mumble ,

yawn yawn , whisper whisper ,

shout shout , en-un-ci-ate en-un-ci-ate ,

clamour clamour , yell yell ,

bellow bellow , project project ,

harangue harangue , question question ,

whinge whinge , whine whine ,

yammer yammer , stut-ter stutt-er ,

cackle cackle , laugh laugh ,

splutter splutter ,cough ,cough .

Communication Breakdown


speech dialogue,

announcement advice gossip,

remark observation comment,

statement report account contention,

quarrel debate argument critique,

hearsay rhetoric question answer,

discourse utterance affirmation pledge promise;

password catchword watchword signal call,

discussion wisecrack chatter rumour,

murmur grumble mumble hint,

whisper whimper prattle cry,

assert declare express,

assure inform enunciate,

confer articulate,

broadcast transmit,


(Louis Kasatkin asserts his Right to be identified as the author)