I haf von funny leedle poy Vot comes schust to mine knee; Der queerest schap, der createst rogue, As ever you dit see. He runs und schumps and schmashes dings In all barts off der house: But vot off dot? He vas mine son, Mine leedle Yawcob Strauss.
"Yawcob Strauss", in Yawcob Strauss, and Other Poems (1876), p. 11.
" Tis plain to me As A B C, My dear friend, Mr. Neff!" "Oh, yes! but then," Says Mr. N , "You know I'm D E F!"
"Yawcob Strauss", in Yawcob Strauss, and Other Poems (1876), p. 69.
If an S and an I and an O and a U With an X at the end spell Su; And an E and a Y and an E spell I, Pray what is a speller to do? Then, if also an S and an I and a G And an HED spell side, There's nothing much left for a speller to do But to go commit siouxeyesighed.
An Orthographic Lament; although Adams had published at least one poem playing on the pronunciation of the word Sioux, no firm evidence supports his authorship of this work.