The following poem appeared in INFOCUS magazine. The original authors were Fred Bremmer and Steve Kroese of Calvin College & Seminary of Grand Rapids, MI. A poll conducted among INFOCUS readers had established "waka" as the proper pronunciation for the angle-bracket characters <> ... The text of the poem follows:

 < > ! * '' #

 ^" ` $$ - 

! * = @ $ _ 

% * < > ~ # 4

& [ ] .. /

 | { ,, SegmentationViolation 

The poem can only be appreciated by reading it aloud, to wit:

  Waka waka bang splat tick tick hash,

  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, 

Vertical-bar curly-bracket comma comma CRASH.