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Everybody is a poem/song by Michael Rosen from a series of Sonsense Nongs.

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Everybody - Kids' Poems and Stories With Michael Rosen

Everybody - Kids' Poems and Stories With Michael Rosen

Anyway, so it's nice to know that everyone is here and and that word "everybody" is interesting" you know because uh... we all know how to spell "everybody", uh in the old way like this isn't it? It goes um... E, V... oh you've gone all quiet. Umm... no I wasn't gonna trap you there, let's start again, here we go, see how we get on with "everybody". *Michael waving his hand* *wooo* Here we go, E, V yeah, E, R, Y, B, O, D, Y. We're all agreed on that are we? Yeah? Okay, that's "everybody" we'll do a little bit quicker, E V E R Y B O D Y. There we are, that's everybody, but that's the old way of spelling. There's a new way of spelling that's coming in where the way you do it is you, take one letter off the word at a time from the front... and then you spell it out like that so it goes, "everybody" You take the E off and you've got, "verybody." Then you take the V off and you get, "erybody." Then you take the E off and then you get, "rybody." Then you take the R off and you get "ybody." "Body" or "ody," "dy," "y..." and then you put it all together and it goes, "everybody," "verybody," "erybody," "rybody," "ybody," "body," "ody," "dy," "y." But, that's just the slow version. If you do it just a little bit quicker it goes, "everybody" "verybody" "erybody" "rybody" "ybody" "body" "ody" "dy" "y." Okay so look, there we are I think you're gonna do that that's a brand new way of spelling all right so next time you know you have to do spelling... in school. Do you have to do spelling? It's fantastic fun isn't it?

*audience saying no*

No? Well look, you've got a brand new way when you're teacher says, "Right okay here we go, spell 'everybody,' you go and you're going to join in with me on this, you go, "everybody," "verybody," "erybody," "rybody," "ybody," "body," "ody," "dy," "y." That's it! Clap yourselves for that! Yeah!

*audience claps*

And... just think if you can do it with one word you could do it with another word. You could do it with another word like... uhh... calamity! You know what word calamity calamity that's means a disaster. You see? So you could go... "calamity" "alamity" "lamity" "amity" "mity" "ity" "ty" y".

*audience claps*

That would be a calamity in itself wouldn't it or, there's another word that meets calamity. I don't know why we need so many words for calamity but there you go, "calamity," "disaster," "catastrophe!" "Catastrophe," "atastrophe," "tastrophe," "astrophe," "strophe," "trophe," "rophe," "ophe," "phe," "he," "e."

*audience laughs*

Or you could do it with um... shampoo!

"Shampoo" "hampoo" "ampoo" "mpoo" "poo" "oo" "o!"

*audience laughs*

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