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"TROBBLS OF A CENCUS TEKER"

"I am a cencus teker for the city of Bufflow. Our city has groan very fast in resent years and now, in 1865, it has becum a hard and time consooming job to count all the peephill. Thare is not meny that can do this werk, as it is necesarie to have a ejucashun, which a lot of pursons still do not have. Another atribeart needed for this job is good speling, for meny of the peephill to be caounted can hardle speek inglish, let alone spel there name."

The editor added "with tongue in cheek": "Pity the poor reserchers triing to reed the Bufflow centsus rekurds."

~ Author Unknown

Contributed by Donna Randell

Page Revised: July 2002 (Don Tate)

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