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“When begtles fight thase battles in v bottle with  their paddles
and the bottle's on a piodle and the poodly's eating  noodles...
...they call this a muddls puddle tweotle poodle bgetle nogdle
bottle poddle battle.”

I am a:

hint #1

Would you like a little clue?
Sally said "I do. I do".
I am the author of this tale
if you know my name you might prevail.

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  • $\begingroup$ Another hint? Possibly? $\endgroup$ – NL628 Apr 9 '18 at 21:30
  • $\begingroup$ Hint? @Buildstarted? $\endgroup$ – NL628 Apr 16 '18 at 0:53
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Partial answer:

This text is originally

a passage from Dr. Seuss's "Fox in Socks". The original passage reads:

"When beetles fight these battles in a bottle with their paddles
and the bottle's on a poodle and the poodle's eating noodles...
...they call this a muddle puddle tweetle poodle beetle noodle
bottle paddle battle."

Highlighting the differences:

"When begtles fight thase battles in v bottle with their paddles
and the bottle's on a piodle and the poodly's eating noodles...
...they call this a muddls puddle tweotle poodle bgetle nogdle
bottle poddle battle."

The changed letters spell gaviysoggo.

Perhaps someone more experienced with this type of puzzle will be able to take it from here...

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    $\begingroup$ Side note: I recognized the text immediately because this was my favorite book as a little kid. I would ask my mom to read it so often that she started flat-out refusing because she was so tired of all the tongue-twisters :-) $\endgroup$ – ETHproductions Apr 3 '18 at 3:46
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    $\begingroup$ One of my favorite scenes from 3rd Rock. :) You're on your way to solving it. $\endgroup$ – user47403 Apr 3 '18 at 3:47
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    $\begingroup$ @Buildstarted Ah, I haven't seen any 3rd Rock—is there a reference involved that I would need to be aware of to solve the puzzle? $\endgroup$ – ETHproductions Apr 3 '18 at 3:50
  • $\begingroup$ Not at all. No hint in these comments. $\endgroup$ – user47403 Apr 3 '18 at 3:58
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Building on @ETHProductions' partial answer of

I will add the changed letters, so we have:

gaviysoggo
eeaoeeeeou

All vowels. I find that interesting. Probably not the number of letters between the changed letters, then.

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  • $\begingroup$ Heh, I actually had this too, but I didn't think it would be important so I didn't include it in my partial answer. But who knows... $\endgroup$ – ETHproductions Apr 3 '18 at 12:31

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