Tumblers or Mother is an Irregular Verb

"Tumblers" is "a tribute to our Mothers and the language we learn primarily from them. Before we ever enter formal education, we know the most arcane of irregular verbs…."

The piece includes misquotations from The Sugar-Plum Tree and Other Verses by Eugene Field. Graphics are adaptations of versions by Fern Bisel Peat. The Saalfield Publishing Company, 1930." The work was "inspired by Steven Pinker's Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language.

The most common verbs in English are: be (39,175 occurrences in a million words of text); have (12,458 occurrences in a million words of text); do (4,367 occurrences in a million words of text); say (2,765 occurrences in a million words of text)." -- Marjorie Luesebrink

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