AnElephantCant deny he’s a strange dude
Who runs this daft blog as a sideline
This beau European
Considers linguistics as merely a guideline
A fluent speaker of what he calls Eurinal
Employing words from each modern language
His casual translation
Cause confusion and no little anguish
AnElephantCant speak very good German
When he greets you it sounds like a sneeze
When he’s in Deutschland
With phrase book in hand
He says Ich spreche nur Schottisch*
AnElephantCant converse in Italian
He just doesn’t find it so easy
He feels quite at home
In Milan or Rome
But says Parlo solo Scozzese*
AnElephantCant pronounce Chinese Mandarin
He can’t get his tongue to do tricks
Confucius say Why
Not give it a try?
But he can’t even eat with chopsticks
AnElephantCant be charming in Spanish
There’s no way he is smelling like roses
In Madrid or Tenerife
He just grits his teeth
Saying lo siento hablo solamente Escocés*
AnElephantCant parle the old Francais
Though he has been there more often than Rothesay
He has mastered one phrase
This Elephant says
Ooh la la Je ne parle qu’Ecossais*
So AnElephantCant claim he’s a linguist
He can’t even claim that he’s clever
But please rest assured
Whene’er he’s abroad
He can trumpet Bonnie Scotland For Ever!
*I speak only Scottish
An elephant has a self-depreciating sense of humor, but readers do think he is smart. The artwork is lovely here, especially with the hat:)
No German ??? you can always take me as a translator when you go to Germany. 🙂
To Germany? AnElephant is happy to take you as a translator to Edinburgh!
Haha, you are so sweet…and make me laugh! Thanks!
Gracias! Muy amable!
-giggles- Your response used up the only two words I know. 😉
You are the most creative elephant I’ve met – that’s for sure. I’ve never known another to speak or write & have such a fun sense of humor 🙂
So the most creative out of one!
Quite the accolade!
Anelephantcan’t is truly in his element here. Having fun, entertaining with charming wit and rhyme. Truly he can speak and be understood where ever he goes. He loves and appreciates life and has that special gift of presenting the humorous side of things. So important today. An excellent thing to share with others online. Thank you, 🙂
You are welcome, as always.
AnElephant is more than happy that you are entertained by his frivolity.
Thank you for your visit and the very kind words.
Lol, Deep down I knew there was a reason why I married a Scot, love your sense of humor 🙂
Ja, aber he’s not as drollig as EinElefant!
Is he not? Do you know him? 😉 mind you he’s probably anything but drollig whereas you…. So süß 😉
Another beautifully crafted piece of entertainment! Thank you! 🙂
Gosh, you are just so lovely, thank you, MyBeautifulFriend!
Ton cousin, celui de Marseille,
M’a dit que tu parles bien Francais,
Pas seulement Ecossais!
Il dit que c’est une merveille,
Comme du caramel.
Peu importe où l’on va
On amène son pays avec soi
Car on ne peut pas
Arracher les racines du coeur.
Dis moi, cherie, as-tu vu le Pun dans le titre en haut?
Ca marche pas en Francais, mais tu comprends bien Anglais, meme les jeux de mots, les calembours!
Et mon cousin est menteur, sans aucun doute!
Je l’ai vu quand tu as repondu a Alastair, mais pas avant… marrant et tout a fait juvenile.;-) Mais quand meme, tu as ose le faire.
Les gens de Marseille exagere souvent… alors, c’est pas vrai? Tu ne parles pas francais?
Pas un mot – désolé!
Quel dommage. J’ imaginais de bonnes conversations possibles. Tanpis.
A linguist embraces the grammatical,
seriously making language mathematical.
AnElephant needs none of this
–converses in good-humored bliss,
making language elegant and unproblematical.
AnElephantCant help thinking you’re crazy
Although you do write some wonderful words
AnElephant ain’t elegant
He’s an inelegant Elephant
The linguistic problems he creates are absurd
Haha this was ever so funny
The way that AnElephant pokes
The language is fun
With many a pun
These must be some of his best jokes
Thanks, Alastair, AnElephant hoped that someone would spot the schoolboy humour of the title of this post!
Being here, we very often made (and still make) jokes like this. We attempt not to irritate the visitors lest they become inmates like the rest of us 🙂