Friday, October 24, 2014

Yada Yada Yada

gibber
jabber
blither
blather
talk, talk, talk

prattle
babble
chitter
chatter
squawk, squawk, squawk

mumbo
jumbo
yimmer
yammer
jaw, jaw, jaw

drivel
snivel
burble
gurgle
blah, blah, blah

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22 comments:

Linda B said...

There are times some of my classes could have used this poem, Bridget. Terrific!

jama said...

So fun! Reminds me of the Music Man. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Linda! I think this is what my girls hear when I talk, except when I say, "ice cream" - THEN they hear me. =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Jama! I must refresh my memory of the Music Man! =)

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

What fun and so true! My son calls it "grown-up blah blah." What a dear.

Ramona said...

So fun! I think this would be fun to read in middle school, assigning different stanzas to different table groups. It's hard to acknowledge that's what we often sound like to them.

Carol said...

I love this! Pretty sure that my college aged sons hear a similar message! And I love the way you have fit the words together. The rhythm and sound are perfect!

Liz Steinglass said...

This is super fun! I totally had the impression it was grown up talk from the point of view of a waiting kid.

catherinemjohnson.com said...

Funny, Bridget. This would sound funny in a rap.

Heidi Mordhorst said...

ha ha hee hee ho ho ho--
I reeeeaaallllly love this! Seems like it took a long time for someone to pull all these together! Good job, Bridget--I like your buttons counting poem too. May I borrow it for kindergarten?

Cathy said...

Bridget,
This just made me laugh. Having just sent the youngest teenage daughter off to college, I have many memories of "gibber jabber". I'm discovering, however, as she grows in this experience, she may have been listening more than I realized.

What fun rhyme and rhythm.

Cathy

Bridget Magee said...

I think your son and my two daughters are on the same wavelength, Michelle! Too funny!

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Ramona! Yes, I think middle schoolers would be able to relate to this form of communication. =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Carol! It is fun how the words fit together yet mean nothing. =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Liz! Waiting kids hear a whole new language in their impatience. =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Catherine! I'd love to see a famous rapper rap this, yo! =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Heidi! Glad I was able to give you a laugh. And yes! I'd be honored to have you use my button poem for your kindergarteners! Thanks for making me smile. =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Cathy! I'm so glad you got a laugh from my poem. Yes, I hope my daughters hear more than the "gibber jabber" of my jaw. (actually they prove that they do once in while when I least expect it) =)

Crystal said...

So wonderful! Thank you for the smiles.

Buffy Silverman said...

Fantastic, Bridget--thanks for the laugh. Someone needs to publish this one.

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you Crystal! You've made ME smile, too. =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Buffy! Glad you found this funny. I'd love to find a home for this one, just not sure where. =)

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