A poll conducted recently among readers of INFOCUS magazine established "waka" as the proper pronunciation for the angle-bracket characters <>, though some readers held out resolutely for "norkies."
The following poem appeared in INFOCUS. The original authors were Fred Bremmer and Steve Kroese of Calvin College & Seminary of Grand Rapids,MI.
The text of the poem follows:
The poem can only be appreciated by reading it aloud, as follows:
Waka waka bang splat tick tick
Caret quote back-tick dollar dollar dash,
Bang splat equal at dollar under-score,
Percent splat waka waka tilde number four,
Ampersand bracket bracket dot dot slash,
Pipe curly-bracket, comma comma CRASH.
Last modified: 11/26/1997