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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

W Words



Apparently if you are one
Born a Liverpudlian
Then you're a Wacker so I've heard it said.

But if you would prefer another
Scouser is a name that's uttered
Named after a stew that there is fed.


I found out that the word Wadi
Refers to a dry and rocky
Channel in a desert area,
One that is especially
Specific to and usually
Found in parts of Northern Africa.

Sometimes more than that it can
Be a gully on dry land
That becomes a short lived kind of stream,
A torrent that will only run
When the heavy rain does come
Coursing through what was a dry ravine.


When traversing on a train
It might help to keep you sane
To pass long journeys in a wagon-lit,

So that you can grab a kip
And kill some time during your trip
In the carriage that has a bed in it.


One night as I wandered home
I saw a waif cold and alone
A stray animal homeless in the wild

And though it was an awful find
At least it wasn’t of the kind
Of other waif which is an orphaned child.


Have you looked upon a wall
And wondered what on earth to call
The wooden panelling that it has got?
You know the type that goes around
A wall and is close to the ground,
Did you know that it’s called a Wainscot?

Also should you be in
A Country European
And come across a moth yellowish brown
It might be the very same
Moth that also shares that name
For a Wainscot is a moth that flits around.


You never know, one day you might,
Need to find a good wainwright
When your wagon breaks or falls apart

For he is the right tradesman
Perhaps the only one who can
Fix the damage of a broken cart!


A waiter is the fellow who
Brings your order out to you
And when you’re done he clears your table up

But I should point out and say
A waiter also is a tray
A salver upon which is served teacups.


When of a person you must show
Which or what one is then know
The interrogative used for such is “who
As in “who stole my pyjamas?”
Or “who here likes piranhas?”
Are some examples just to name a few.

But something you must learn
The word “who” can be turned
Into a word relating things to it,
That certain word is “whose
And here is a small clue
To help you to ensure you don’t abuse it:
“A person whose pyjamas
Were eaten by piranhas”
Is a phrase in which it seems to fit.

But now here’s the trick
So that no one thinks you thick,
And to give your grammar razzmatazz,
Remove from “whose” the little “e”
To it add an apostrophe
And “who’s” will now mean “who is” or “who has

“That man who’s in pyjamas,
Who’s screaming loudly, ‘Argh! Piranhas!’”
Exemplifies the essence of these truths
So when writing keep in mind
That your audience don’t find
Improper use of who and who’s and whose!
what is the difference between who's and whose? How to use the word who correctly, poems about grammar


If you see the word "wherefore"
And wonder what it is there for
The answer to that question might surprise

Wherefore here comes nowhere near
The word we know today as “where”
But is a word that’s said instead of “why”


A Wimple's not so simple to
Explain because there's more than two
Meanings that the word wimple conveys,
It was a cloth that women wore
Around their heads and and necks and more
A fashion worn in medieval days...

In fact you might have once seen one
Around the face of some young nun
Or older one as well or so I've learned,
And as a little crafty twist
A wimple can mean more than this
As when a something takes a crafty turn!


Thomas was so large and round
That when he fell down on the ground
There was no one around who could lift his mass

So rope we threw around a joist
To help us as we tried to hoist
Him up using this helpful homemade windlass 
what is a windlass? what is the definition of windlass? Windlass in a sentence


A smooth and compact kind of thread
Is the kind of yarn that’s said
To be of the worsted kind of twine

Spun from combed long-staple wool
To become fabric that will
Be firm and strong but also smooth and fine

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