I spotted this woodchuck across the street from our house this afternoon.
The woodchuck reminded me of a tongue-twister that I learned, when I was a child.
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? A woodchuck would chuck as much wood as a woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood.
Do you know the origin of this tongue-twister? I didn’t, so I looked it up.
According to Wikipedia the origin of this tongue-twister is from a 1902 song, “The Woodchuck Song”, written by Robert Hobart Davis for Fay Templeton in the musical, “The Runaways”. The lyrics became better known, as a chorus, in a 1904 version of the song written by Theodore Morse, … which was recorded by Ragtime Roberts, in 1904.
“The Woodchuck Song”