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What was that you said?

A chapter in the book A Potpourri of Poetic Curiosities


by CD Richards

Now, paranomasia, they say,

is a humorous type of word play;

when with words that don't fit,

we exhibit our wit—

it's okay to be slightly cray cray.


Happy Star Wars Day!

(May the 4th be with you)


Today's word: paranomasia (n.) wordplay based on words that sound alike.

Please note: I didn't make up the "May 4th" bit at the end (I wish I had!) It's included only as an example of what the limerick is about, and because it's appropriate for today - the day I posted this poem, that is.

My much-treasured Christmas present for 2017 is a book by Paul Anthony Jones: "The cabinet of linguistic curiosities". Each page contains a descriptive story about some obscure or archaic word. It occurred to me it would be a fun exercise to try and write, each day, a poem featuring the "word of the day" from the book.

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