Treasure Island

David Taylor

(3rd January 1956 / LONDON, UK)

Duck! Don't Stick Your Neck Out


How many quacks does a quack quack quack
before he ducks for fish?
How many ducks does a quack quack duck
before his fish is fished?

How many geese's goose is cooked
because they ate up all the fish?
How many cooks cook geese
before their goose is cooked?

How many fowl fall foul
of fowl hunting cooks?
How many fowls' geese are cooked
before they flew from a foul hunting cook?

How many ducks' goose is cooked
because he didn't duck duck duck
when a fowl cook reached for his neck?

Submitted: Sunday, February 24, 2008
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  • Ernestine Northover (2/25/2008 7:01:00 AM)

    Hilarious David, this is a real tongue twister if you try to read it even slightly fast. Very well constructed, I think I would have lost the thread before the end of the first verse. Ha! Excellent.
    love and hugs Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

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