Sunday, May 29, 2016

Wordbirds, 73

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

titfish noun
trepang [any of various holothurians or sea cucumbers, as Holothuria edulis,used as food in China] 

The titfish had a name that gave
Some jokers chances they could crave:
A name that had, for some of them,
A joke about a her and him.

Of course, some men enjoyed it more
Than women did (you know wherefore).
But men desisted "Sexist play!"
When all the titfish crept away.

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