Wednesday, October 29, 2008

179. The Opposite of Octopus!

For letter 'O' I've dredged up another ancient children's song from my teaching past. (The punch-line has changed with the times!)

See also, an 'O' photo on my PLUS blog and an 'O' play on my ETT SETTERA Blog.
 Today is ABC WEDNESDAY, of course, so go to Mrs Nesbitt's place
 and read lots of other entries.


The opposite of high is low
And the opposite of fast is slow,
But the opposite of octopus
Is something I don't know.

The opposite of hot is cold
And the opposite of young is old,
But the opposite of octopus
I never have been told.

The opposite of day is night
And the opposite of wrong is right,
But the opposite of octopus
Is something I can't write.

The opposite of go is stay
And the opposite of work is play,
But the opposite of octopus
I really cannot say.

The opposite of thin is fat
And the opposite of this is that
But the opposite of octopus?
What are you getting at?

The opposite of me is you
And the opposite of false is true,
But the opposite of octopus?
I haven't got a clue!

I really feel it isn't fair
That you ask me all this what and where.
If you want to know the opposite of octopus,
Google it!


Winifred said...

That's a lovely rhyme and I love the photo too. Did you make the octopus?

Unknown said...

This made my whole day better and brighter : ). It reminded me of my Grandma and the pretty music she used to listen to! LOVE it! I love your personality!

Unknown said...

How cute!

Reader Wil said...

What a wonderful poem it is! Very funny.Thanks.

Granny Smith said...

I was laughing all the way at this catchy little tune (yes, tune - which I made up in my head). And of course the answer to it - or anything else - is "Google it!"

photowannabe said...

You are making me work for this,,,LOL. I think I will have to google it later after dinner.
Cute phonics poem.

Anonymous said...

That octopus toy is so cute!!!

My "O" pictures are posted here and here. Hope you can drop by, too! Thanks!

Jane Hards Photography said...

I know when I come here I'm going to chuckle.

Bear Naked said...

And when I googled it I was brought right back here.

Bear((( )))

antigoni said...

Great post!

ChrisJ said...

I liked this poem, it remeinded me of my Grandmother's home and garden (quite large). I googled something yesterday. Take a look at my blog about computers. Good old Google!

Anonymous said...

Great post. Thank you for your visit and comment.

Miss_Yves said...

Original way of learning vocabulary!
(Yes, I did the photos of african landscapes)
Miss Yves

Anonymous said...

LOL! I love it!

Did you write that one? It's very sweet and old-fashioned - reminds me of rhymes I heard in my childhood, and yet the last stanza, well, clearly it's not that old!

Thanks for you comment - it is there, but you left it on the wrong post, I think, and my blog doesn't allow me to move comments.

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

hehe you crafty old crone
you dared me
I googled it
and it brought me straight back here!

I see bear naked beat me to it!

Dragonstar said...

That's such fun!

Liz Hinds said...

That's great. I nearly had to do an octopus today too ...

AphotoAday said...

Is this anything like a snipe hunt?

Rose said...

A very clever poem--and I like the new ending!

MumbaiiteAnu said...

So cute! the octopus and the lovely poem.
Thanks for bringing a smile on my fac.

earthlingorgeous said...

What a lovely poem! A cute octopus too! MY post at Earthly explorations involves an octopus too!

VP said...

Oh that was soooo good!

BTW I spent many years in Newcastle - the British version. I also remember flying over your town on the way to Port Macquarie from Sydney a few years ago. Happy times :)

Suburbia said...

Funny rhyme!

ChrissyM said...

Funny little Ryhme, very cute. Your octopus picture is cutier then mind. My octupus is a little scary but we had fun that day, that's all that matters.

Kat said...

While all 'opposited' in poem seems in place, this octopus' opposite still eludes..!!!