Why do you suppose rough and cough don’t rhyme
but bony and bologna do?
How bad off was that first poor slob
who thought breaking a leg was good luck for you?
If I thought it a slim chance that you reach your goal,
would the words fat chance escape my pie hole?
It sounds a bit dirty to use the word tittle
but it’s really just the dot on an i that is little.
Why do I find English a query,
When I should just be thankful I’m not speaking Kashmiri?
I once learned Tibetan to challenge my brain,
but stopped when I found there were only three words profane!
English has served me well enough I suppose,
Where else will I get terms like lead by the nose?
If I were Greek could I be as happy as a clam?
Or if I lived in Russia, would I still give a damn?
I’m not complaining. about the occasional misquote.
No, something bigger has done got my goat.