Friday, September 14, 2007

Words to the Whys


Ups and downs and ins and outs,

Forevers and nevers and whys.

Befores and afters, dos and don'ts.

Farewells and hellow and good-byes.

Lie is a string of perhapses.

A medley of whens and so whats.

We rise on our yeses and maybes.

Then fall on our nos and buts.

(Not that I would use that last word . . . JKJ)

From Woe Is I, The Grammaphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English
by Patricia T. O'Conner.