Humor: Character Poetry

Subject: Humor: Character Poetry
From: LaVonna Funkhouser <lffunkhouser -at- HALNET -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 1997 08:25:14 -0500

I know some of you will appreciate this poem in light
of long, former threads on this list. I found it on
H-rhetor. I do not know its title or author.

Pardon me if you have read it before.....LaVonna

___________ Forwarded Humor ____________________

A poll conducted among INFOCUS readers had established
"waka" as the proper pronunciation for the angle-bracket
characters < and >, though some readers held out
resolutely for "norkies."

The text of the poem follows:

<>!*''#
^"`$$-
!*= -at- $_
%*<>~#4
&[]../
|{,,SYSTEM HALTED

The poem can only be appreciated by reading it aloud,
to wit:

Waka waka bang splat tick tick hash,
Caret quote back-tick dollar dollar dash,
Bang splat equal at dollar under-score,
Percent splat waka waka tilde number four,
Ampersand bracket bracket dot dot slash,
Vertical-bar curly-bracket comma comma CRASH.

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