He asked me to spell DERIVE
Instead of DRIVE

I did
And he exclaimed
'Uncle you failed
You inserted an E
After the D'

Then I knew what he wanted
And why I failed

So I told him to pronounce DRIED
And he pronounced DERIDE

Poetry by Okuola Paul Abiola
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Written on 2012-11-28 at 15:26

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So very endearing! Brings a smile to the face. C

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I love language especially when it is evolving in children. You've captured the essence of that perfectly.