And on the subject of horrific poetry, you might want to check out William McGonagall's "The Tay Bridge Disaster", a perennial candidate for the worst poem ever written. Here's the first verse:

Beautiful Railway Bridge of the Silv'ry Tay!
Alas! I am very sorry to say
That ninety lives have been taken away
On the last Sabbath day of 1879,
Which will be remember'd for a very long time.

Reading it in a Scottish accent helps, I find.


Someone at the last company I worked for introduced me to the memorable (how on earth will I ever forget - please let me forget!) works of McGonagall. The "poem" about cheese pretty much laid me on the floor.

And reading it out loud is definitely the key here.

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