Edward H. Green
(sent in by Joseph Gruenebaum)
A simple improvement I've found:
Let troublesome numbers be round
And both pi and "e"
Be equal to three
And kgm = 2 lb.
The first law of Newton I sing
My voice has a relevant ring:
Dear S': I note with distress
The length of your yardstick is less
This answers your hasty request
To speed up your medical test:
My twin is much younger than I
He's travelled a lot, that is why
(The following one may have appeared in AJP long ago.)
"I'm English!" he said, with a scowl
"My name, I should think, would be 'Joule'
And yet, as a rule
I must answer to 'Joule' -
Confound that ambiguous vow'l!"