The Ptarmigan is strange,
As strange as he can be;
Never sits on ptelephone poles
Or roosts up in a ptree.
And the way he ptakes pto spelling
Is the strangest thing pto me.
And how about this one:
Once there was an elephant
Who tried to use the telephant –
No! no! I mean an elephone
Who tried to use the telephone –
(Dear me! I am not certain quite
that even now I’ve got it right.)
Howe’er it was, he got his trunk
Entangled in the telephunk;
The more he tried to get it free,
The louder buzzed the telephee –
(I fear I’d better drop the song
Of elephop and telephong!)
Laura E. Richards
In our family we call it Elephop and Telephee, and you can see just why!
Here is one called The Puffin.
Upon this cake of ice is perched
The paddle-footed Puffin;
To find his double we have searched,
But have discovered–Nuffin!
Robert Williams Wood