Tuesday, March 11, 2008

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.

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

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