Friday, June 6, 2008

Náhuatl tongue-twisters

Warning: doggerel directly ahead!

Sure, it's a volcano.
But it's also a word that'll test your mettle.
Sacred dog of the Aztecs, beloved by Frida Kahlo,
ugly as a Sharpei but not quite as crinkly
Not just a plumed serpent god beloved by D.H. Lawrence among others,
but also a word that's hard to say, in fact if it doesn't make you stammer and stutter,
I dunno what'll.

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