Oh freddled gruntbuggly,
Thy micturitions are to me,
As plurdled gabbleblotchits,
On a lurgid bee,
That mordiously hath bitled out,
Its earted jurtles…
…is an example of what?
- An early attempt at nonsense rhyme by Theodore Geisel, later known as Doctor Suess, from a mostly unsuccessful story called The Purple Pattiwack.
- A poem recited by Mad Mathesis’ unnamed cousin, in Lewis Carrol’s collection of short stories, A Tangled Tale.
- A poem recited by the narrator, Bella Donna Black Swan “Shady” Gray, to open the second-place winner’s entry in the 2012 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for terrible writing.
- Vogon poetry, “the third worst poetry in the universe,” from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.
- Unused verse discovered among Edward Lear’s effects after his death, and later finished by other authors and published as The Scroobious Pip.
- Text of laws introduced in the Arizona legislature last month.