The rhyme [ and I hope they forgive me for quoting it again ] goes like this:
"On Channel 1 the SIDE was shown. The man began to drawl:
“It’s wrinkly, grey and flat and big, and vertical and tall.
You see,” said he “The elephant is just a concrete WALL.”
When Channel 2 came into view, TUSK pictures were quite clear,
It glinted, sharp, still, long and white. “Like ivory, my dear,
You see,” said she, “The elephant is an exquisite SPEAR.”
On Channel 3 the TRUNK swayed free; a curl, a wave, a shake.
It wriggled, twisted, dance in air. “It’s lively, no mistake,
You see” said he, “The elephant is a long fat wriggly SNAKE.”
On Channel 4, the huge LEG bore resemblance, you could see,
to something sturdy, broad an tall, set in the earth, said she:
“It’s obvious the elephant’s another kind of TREE.”
On Channel 5, the EAR shown live. From an excited man:
“It flaps, it’s flat, it’s just like that, it’s thin, it flies, it can!
To me”, said he “The elephant’s a frisky, fancy, FAN.”
On Channel 6 the TAIL pix. We saw the newsman grope.
It hung, it swung, quite long and strong! It’s clear to any dope –
this creature called an elephant is nothing but a ROPE.”
People tuned to different channels argue loud and long –
though none has seen an elephant, each holds one view so strong,
and each is partly in the right, but all are in the wrong!"
What more can I say? It says it all...