Monday, February 20, 2012

"Candidate for a Pullet Surprise"

I ran across this poem as I was cleaning out "my room" over the weekend. I figure that it probably came from one of our writers' meetings, but there was no title or author attached to it. A quick Google search gave me the title, the names of the authors and a little background.

As an added bonus, I was able to copy and paste the poem rather than typing it out from the copy that I have.

Candidate for a Pullet Surprise
by Mark Eckman and Jerrold H. Zar
I have a spelling checker,
It came with my PC.
It plane lee marks four my revue
Miss steaks aye can knot sea.
Eye ran this poem threw it,
Your sure reel glad two no.
Its vary polished in it's weigh.
My checker tolled me sew.
A checker is a bless sing,
It freeze yew lodes of thyme.
It helps me right awl stiles two reed,
And aides me when eye rime.
Each frays come posed up on my screen
Eye trussed too bee a joule.
The checker pours o'er every word
To cheque sum spelling rule.
Bee fore a veiling checker's
Hour spelling mite decline,
And if we're lacks oar have a laps,
We wood bee maid too wine.
Butt now bee cause my spelling
Is checked with such grate flare,
Their are know fault's with in my cite,
Of nun eye am a wear.
Now spelling does knot phase me,
It does knot bring a tier.
My pay purrs awl due glad den
With wrapped word's fare as hear.
To rite with care is quite a feet
Of witch won should bee proud,
And wee mussed dew the best wee can,
Sew flaw's are knot aloud.
Sow ewe can sea why aye dew prays
Such soft wear four pea seas,
And why eye brake in two averse
Buy righting want too pleas.
A great play on homophones (I was going to use "homophonics" but my spell checker says it's not a word!).



Mike said...

That must have been a lot of work to write that. Unless Bilbo did it. He could probably do that in his sleep.

Anonymous said...

I am glad I had a hard time reading and understanding what that said. I am very thankful I had weekly spelling tests and vocabulary words throughout elementary school.

John said...

You almost need to read it out loud so that you can hear the right words rather than reading the homophone.

Unfortunately, schools are dropping spelling words from their curriculum. I guess spell check is supposed to save them.

Bilbo said...

My spell checker once suggested that when I typed "Agnes," I really meant "agonies." True story. She didn't think it was as funny as I did.