Wordplay Wednesday Mind-Warper
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?
we'll never know Y, lest a spell is cast
One that will host, and conjure a ghost
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)