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Tongue Twister for Auto Mechanics, Anyone in the Hard Sciences and “D” Fetishists

(And Everybody Else Who Wants to Read It)

By Ivan O’Uris

Based on a Test Question for Intro to the Film Medium, Spring 2006, an Anonymous Midwestern University that Has a Stellar Men’s Basketball Program

 

A diplocardiac, diploid dipstick with dyspepsia and diphtheria

Dipped into diplomatic dippers filled with diphenylamine docked on Diptychs.

But the diptych dippers dip

Turned the dipstick into a diploid, diploblastic

Dipnoan, diplostemonous, dipterous dipstick

With dyspepsia, diphtheria and diphthong-dispensing diplococci,

Making the dipstick feel like a dipstick.

 

1. To the knowledge of Shawn Roney, an Ivan O’Uris scholar and a teaching assistant at the aforementioned anonymous Midwestern university with a stellar men’s basketball program who submitted this piece on Ivan’s behalf, this is the only tongue twister based on a film class test question. If others exist, Ivan doesn’t want to know for reasons that he hasn’t made up yet.

 

Background Notes: “Tongue Twister for Auto Mechanics, Anyone in the Hard Sciences and ‘D’ Fetishists (And Everybody Else Who Wants to Read It)” was originally published (in altered form) Jan. 13, 2007, at Lawrencian.com (now Larryville.com). If you want to read the original document, feel free, but it’s nearly identical to this one, except that it doesn’t have all these background notes about where it originally appeared for reasons that have to do with the emerging sport of Texas trout temple tickling, not redundancy as some readers might suspect. Oh, and the university’s name has been changed for … reasons that have to do with the emerging sport of Texas trout temple tickling, not job security in academia, as some readers might suspect.

Anyhow, if you want to see the original, visit http://news.larryville.com/index.php/creative/45-ivan-ouris/180-tongue-twister-for-auto-mechanics-anyone-in-the-hard-sciences-and-ada-fetishists.

 

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