A Selection of Clerihews
worked over such phrases as "bum ski"
and "ski bum," applying generative grammar
and a ball-peen hammer.
speaks of discourse as clitoral,
is not being literal.
forgot where he'dah,
then he remembered:
deconstructed need not mean dismembered.
made a wicked osso buco.
As the veal shin bones began to turn brownish,
you could hear him crooning, "Discipline and punish."
poached a few tropes in his kitchenette.
There hadn't been such a melange of rhetorics
since Caesar engaged with Vercingetorix.
when she gets funny looks
about lower-case letters, likes to wrap it all
up by exclaiming, "first-rate! splendid! capital!"
Paul de Man
never drove at Le Mans.
He was found to have published reprehensible views
believes feminist folly a
for sarcastical suasion.
Ferdinand de Saussure
sometimes lost his composure
when expounding his dream of the structural whole
underlying the laws of langue and parole.