Fun with Words: Ridiculosities September 27, 2010Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Poetry, Word Play, Writing & Writers.
Why do we have silent Gs
In front of Gnome and Gnu?
Superfluous both, standing round
With nothing at all to do
And . . .
What about the extraneous W
In Wrinkles, Wry, and Wring?
How sad to be employed silently
Unable to say a thing
Perhaps Webster was WUI
When he added a G to Gnat
Writing Under the Influence would explain
Peculiar spellings like that
Tomorrow’s post: Fun with Words: Gnome