Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Wye – Wordplay Wednesday™ 9/06/17

Wordplay Wednesday Mind-Warper 

Short on time, so a little rhyme
       something to noodle your brain
Not for long, not like a song
       jus’ proving our language is insane!

WYE (wī) n. – 1) the letter Y; 2) something shaped like Y. [WW #128] 

Why?! Think about it … words that begin with Y, like yellow or yank, are uttered with your mouth like a U; and those that end with Y, sound like E, unless preceded by an A. Huh?

Soooooo, why does the Y begin with a double-U? And why isn’t it just spelled “Wi”? If there is no “sound” that equals a Y, why do we have it at all? 

Don’t ponder too long, it might stick like a song
    we'll never know Y, lest a spell is cast
One that will host, and conjure a ghost 
     of lexicographers past!

A simple reminder that life doesn’t always need to make sense, but we do need to make jolly fun of it once in a while, to maintain our sanity. Close your eyes and count to ten. When you open them, be intent on seeing the humorous absurdity of your surroundings.

Happy Hump Day!

Word Challenge: WYE. Good question … why? Observe the silliness … and even join in! … as you fit wye into your week of inane writings.

Write first for yourself … only then can you write for others. (L.Rochelle) 



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