Either Way



Ribald, to rhyme with nibbled, or ribald?

Pronounce it wrong, scholars will be appalled!





Dearth rhymes, it would seem, with earth,

and not, as I thought, with hearth.

When young, I flubbed it, publicly,

and felt a dearth of mirth.





CONsummate or conSUMMate? Who can say?

Webster's decides it! Either-eyether way. 

Poetry by Uncle Meridian The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2022-02-24 at 09:28

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jim The PoetBay support member heart!
Dearth Vader.

Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
It's definitely an eccentric language. It struck me as funny a while ago that several headmen together are chiefs, while several kleptomaniacs together are thieves.