And so, this limerick (L’Emma-rick?) was born:
Was faced with an awful dilemma
Should she buy de lime,
Or de lemon this time?
Said de iceman, “Have both for a tenna.”
Kids are wonderful at word-play, because the language we take for granted is uncharted territory for them. For us, it’s a set of utilitarian syllables — For them, it’s a playground.