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Oklahoma Agriculture in the Classroom

Songs and Poems

Betty Botter

This is a tongue-twister. Have students race to see who can read it or say it fastest. This would be a good exercise for students to do while making butter. The recipe is in the "Recipes" section.

Betty Botter bought some butter.
"But," she said, "the butter's bitter.
If I put it in my batter,
it will make my batter bitter.
But a bit of better butter—
that would make my batter better."
So she bought a bit of butter,
better than her bitter butter.
And she put it in her batter,
and the batter was not bitter.
So 'twas better Betty Botter
bought a bit of better butter!