Sunday, August 16, 2009

how much?

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?


The word woodchuck- according to several sources- was taken from the Algonquian/Narragansett tribe word "wuchak"...

also called Land Beaver, Whistle Pig, or Punxsutawney Phil..a sciuridae marmot...otherwise known as a Ground Hog.


And while this woodchuck was not chucking wood, I have been. There are buttons to be made for the upcoming show...shown below is an afternoons worth of work, waiting now for polishing and tagging.


The question remains, how much wood?...I've always heard that "He would chuck, he would, as much wood as he could, and chuck as much wood as a woodchuck would chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood."

A quick internet search found a few variations on the theme..I couldn't resist linking to them for your amusement.

As a Hockey player: How much puck has a woodchuck struck, if a woodchuck has struck puck?

On a farm: How much duck would a woodchuck pluck, if a woodchuck could pluck duck?

At a party: How much potluck would a woodchuck upchuck, if a woodchuck could upchuck potluck?

Taste testing new jello flavors: How much guck would a woodchuck suck, if a woodchuck could suck guck? (guck means goo)

Eskimo shoemaker: How many buck would a woodchuck mukluk, if a woodchuck could mukluk buck? (mukluk is reindeer boots)

In love: How amok is a woodchuck struck, if a woodchuck is struck amok?

If his pants are too small: How much buttock would a woodchuck tuck, if a woodchuck would tuck buttock?

Taking things out of his wife's purse: How much buck has a woodchuck snuck, if a woodchuck has snuck buck?

Getting shot at: How much luck makes a woodchuck duck, if a woodchuck does duck ?



Rhonna said...

The buttons look beautiful! They rather make me want to go look for a pattern just to use them. :-)

There's an article I use with my academic writing classes which is just brilliant. It's pure farce, but written in academic language, complete with sources, and follows the IMRAD structure. It reports the results of how much wood a woodchuck would chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood. :-) It takes ESOL students a few minutes to get some of it and realize it's not serious, but once they do, it's a hoot. :-)

Tam said...

Gorgeous buttons Cyndy!
OK now I have that silly woodchuck rhyme going around in my head ;-)

Valerie said...

Beautiful buttons! Funny about the woodchucks.....they were extremely active around here yesterday. I must have seen 3 different young ones around our neighborhood, then more when I made the newspaper run.

Don't know why since it was in the high 80's and very, very humid. Even I would have preferred to be underground!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

The buttons are beautiful even though they aren't polished. You know you have started an ear worm as big as a woodchuck. ha...

annmarie said...

the buttons are wonderful! you folks out in the country aren't the only ones with wildlife. I have a family of skunks living in the bit of park next to my apt building, and while I do keep my distance, I am encouraged that my Manhattan neighborhood actually is skunk-friendly! who'd have thought? :)

DebbieB said...

Those buttons are so gorgeous!

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

I always learn interesting tidbits when I stop by! The buttons are gorgeous!

Leslie Shelor said...

The buttons are beautiful, and I'm hoping that big sassy ground hog isn't whistling around in your garden!

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