Betty Botter had some butter,
„But,“ she said, „this butter’s bitter.
If I bake this bitter butter,
it would make my batter* bitter.
But a bit of better butter –
that would make my batter better.“
So she bought a bit of butter,
better than her bitter butter,
and she baked it in her batter,
and the batter was not bitter.
So ‚twas better Betty Botter
bought a bit of better butter.
* batter = Teig
A big black bug bit a big black bear,
made the big black bear bleed blood.
There was a fisherman named Fisher
who fished for some fish in a fissure*.
Till a fish with a grin,
pulled the fisherman in.
Now they’re fishing the fissure for Fisher.
* fissure = Spalt (Gesteinspalt)
A flea and a fly flew up in a flue*.
Said the flea, „Let us fly!“
Said the fly, „Let us flee!“
So they flew through a flaw* in the flue.
* flue = Kamin, Ofenrohr
* flaw = Fehler; hier: Sprung/Riss im Kamin
Peter Piper picked a peck* of pickled peppers.
Did Peter Piper pick a peck of pickled peppers?
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?
* peck (unit) = Viertelscheffel (Einheit)
He threw three free throws. (3x)
If two witches would watch two watches,
which witch would watch which watch?
How much wood would a woodchuck* chuck
If a woodchuck could chuck wood?
He would chuck as much wood as a woodchuck could chuck
If a woodchuck would chuck wood.
* woodchuck = Waldmurmeltier
I wish to wish the wish you wish to wish, but if you wish the wish the witch wishes, I won’t wish the wish you wish to wish.