The Platypus


My child, the Duck-billed Platypus
A sad example sets for us:
From him we learn how Indecision
Of character provokes Derision.
This vacillating Thing, you see,
Could not decide which he would be,
Fish, Flesh or Fowl, and chose all three.
The scientists were sorely vexed
To classify him; so perplexed
Their brains, that they, with Rage at bay,
Called him a horrid name one day,--
A name that baffles, frights and shocks us,
Ornithorhynchus Paradoxus.

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Mairead, United Kingdom

7 May 2011 at 6:23pm

I love platypuses, and the words are not hard to pronounce at all. And I'm 9. Plus, it could teach younger kids harder words, so they could have a better vocabulary at a younger age. Something I'm sure dudu will never understand.

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Dudu, United States

4 February 2010 at 11:44pm

This song rhymes, and has hard spelling. Who wrote this song anyway?

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Sharyn, Lancaster U.s.a.

4 April 2009 at 1:10am

I am looking for songs to accompany a study of Australia.

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