Monday, November 30, 2020

The King's English

Quadrille #117 and the word is “abide” using exactly 44 words.   Submitted November 30, 2020

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The King’s English, indeed

Is written in code


If today we go for a ride

Tomorrow you might say we rode


But what we say we can’t abide

Does not affect our abode     


And things we hide today

Alas! We can’t say we hoed. 

21 comments:

  1. That is a very playful poem. On the last stanza, depends on if it's a body or not ;)

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  2. Very funny, Beverly, enjoyed that word play! JIM

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  3. LOL😁 you got me with this bit of humourous

    Thanks for dropping by to read mine

    Much💜love

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  4. I'm smiling at your wordplay. A smile is always welcome!

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  5. A wonderful use of the prompt. I love what you die with the rhyming words at the end of each stanza!

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  6. LOL! What a lovely clever play on words. I enjoyed your take on this prompt. <3

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  7. Love your wordplay within this quadrille!

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  8. I enjoyed this grammatical gaff...made me laff ;)

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  9. Hahaha, love the wordplay! "Hoed" made me laugh very much. Brilliant.

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  10. Hahahaha! Yes, sometimes English doesn't make sense. What is it my kids say? 'I drinked all my milk.' Weak and strong verbs - euch! The Anglo Saxons are to blame!

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  11. Clever! The idiosyncrasies of the English language

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  12. Clever and funny, Bev, and great wordplay. Blame it on the origins of words.

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  13. Witty piece - I pity anyone who has to learn English as a second language

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  14. So much clever wordplay here, Beverly! I love it!

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  15. Ha.. indeed English is quite hard and challenging.

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  16. Love the rhyme scheme - clever write

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