Wednesday, 10 June 2020
I know a thing that might make you laugh:
a coffee-cup holder is called a zarf.
Here’s something else that I deem rather fine:
the tip on a fork is called a tine.
When it comes to odd words there are plenty of cases:
an aglet’s the tube at the end of your laces;
when pieces of paper are what you desire
the sensible thing is to order a quire,
and how about this, it’s pretty spectacular:
eating your breakfast is rather jentacular.
Words can be sterling and words can be antic;
artistic linguistics can be corybantic
so next time you learn of a word such as ruddled
you’d best look it up so you don’t get befuddled.