10
Mar
13

The Lion-Eating Poet in the Stone Den

I’ve been thinking a lot about various linguistic phenomenon lately, and today wikipedia was kind enough to blow my mind.

There is apparently a poem in Chinese in which every syllable has the sounds shi (in different tones). The poem is called the lion eating poet in the stone den. The poem is 92 characters, trumping a similar english sentence:

 

 

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