Monday, May 9, 2016

Wordbirds, 53

AT LAST—We’ve now commenced our third—and final—journey through Webster’s 3rd. This time, I’m picking a word near the middle of each entry for each letter—a word that interests me for some reason or a word I’d not ever known before—and surrounding it with a frayed coat of doggerel.

Words that flew into my life from Webster’s 3rd …

Ananias [or aninais] noun
[after Ananias, an early Christian, who, according to Acts 5:1-11, was struck dead for lying to the Apostle Peter]

So Ananias—not too pious—dropped
A lie. And Peter, neater, popped
A cap—he took no crap. The lie
Of Ananais (who did die)
Then found a home—the book called Acts.
And so it is with lies and facts.

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