Wordplay [for Ernie!]

Rohit Khare (khare@pest.w3.org)
Sat, 30 Mar 96 19:06:13 -0500

_Making the Alphabet Dance_
Recreational Wordplay
by Ross Eckler

A book of alphabetical challenges and other crazy stuff. For example, tell me the trick to:

_Washington Crossing the Delaware_

A hard, howling, tossing water scene:
Strong tide was washing hero clean.
"How cold!" Weather stings as in anger.
O silent night shows war ace danger!

The cold waters swashing on in rage.
Redcoats warn slow his hint engage
When general's star action wish'd "Go!"
He saw his ragged continentals row.

Ah, he stands -- sailor crew went going,
And so this general watches rowing.
He hastens -- Winter again grows cold;
A wet crew gain Hessian stronghold.

George can't lose war with 's hands in;
He's astern -- so, go alight, crew, and win!

Or note the challenge of:

_The Cynic's Soliloquy_

Wit: howl on, gibe: rate the semen
Of thy men "waste." Stedfast -- be low!
Be foul, meen, ever. No moralist and
Ho! nor able to go do good.

_Her Reply_

With Ow! long I berate these men.
Oft hymen was tested fast below.
Befoul me never. No; moral I stand,
Honorable to God. O, good.