The British rapper, better known as chipmunk, posted a melancholy message a few weeks ago to his followers on Twitter.
From the religious (‘The Holly and the Ivy’) to the secular (‘The chipmunk Song’), my top 20.
A chipmunk ran across their path, and tall ferns grew higher than their heads on either side of the brook.
I think a chipmunk is the happiest, cheerfulest thing I know.
Mr. chipmunk always believed in keeping still as long as possible.
On the ground he is more helpless than a chipmunk, because less agile.
From a hole in the side of a fallen log the chipmunk peeps warily, comes out quickly, but whisks back again in fancied fright.
I did ear some talk about it in a pub one night, chipmunk admitted.
Now, however, I determined to cultivate the acquaintance of chipmunk, for there might be other discoveries awaiting me.
Olivers here, with his man chipmunk, she remarked, her eyes on the road.
1829 (also chitmunk, 1832), from Algonquian, probably Ojibwa ajidamoo (in the Ottawa dialect ajidamoonh) "red squirrel," literally "head first," or "one who descends trees headlong" (containing ajid- "upside down"), probably influenced by English chip and mink. Other early names for it included ground squirrel and striped squirrel.