Search Results for: doggerel

1911: Cultus Chikamen doggerel

A short post-frontier poem called “Cultus Chikamen” [‘Worthless Money’] by W.R. Gordon expresses an old-timer’s nostalgia for seemingly more prosperous days.

1888: California CPE doggerel: Ah Sing on Ah Ben

Much as African-American English was, Chinese Pidgin English was used a great deal in 19th-century US popular culture, always for comic effect, and usually by someone costumed as a Chinese person.

1911: “Martha George” doggerel unexpectedly brings us a discovery

One of these days, and it won’t be long, I’m going to do a public reading drawing from the copious Northwest folk poetry we keep digging up here…

California CPE doggerel: Yet Wah, & new lexical discoveries

A kernel of linguistic truth lies within these stereotyping lines…

Two Barks Wrecked: a skookum doggerel obituary

What do you think this dog’s name meant to its owner?

Pilton’s doggerel (1 of 2)

A classic in English forms the sourdough starter for half-Jargon doggerel…

Doggerel, as political commentary, on the murder of a Native leader

It’s fictional Chinook Jargon (as loaned into English), but the topic is a distressing reality.

The Tattooed Artist, or, doggerel galore

A collection of late-1800s doggerel poetry gets added to our dusty heap, with surprising if mixed results!

Gi-a-wak (doggerel)

“Should you ask me, whence these stories?” — H.W. Longfellow There’s evidence in the following “Song of Hiawatha” clone that Chinook Jargon lies beneath.  For instance: You have the overt “Shaped his lips… Continue reading

The doggerel hits the fan! “Klose Nesika Illahee”

The doggerel hits the fan! Mysteries are sprayed liberally! From a one-page remembrance of an indigenous Warm Springs leader, “Stock Whitley” by Carson C. Masiker in Oregon Native Son and Historical Magazine, Vol. II no. 3-9… Continue reading