Tag Archives: Play with Words


I like words

I like fat buttery words

Such as ooze, turpitude, glutinous, toady,

I like solemn, angular, creaky words

Such as straitlaced, cantankerous, pecunious, valedictory

I like spurious, black-is-white words

Such as mortician, liquidate, tonsorial, demimonde

I like suave “V” words

Such as Svengali, svelte, bravura, verve

I like crunchy, brittle, crackly words

Such as splinter, grapple, jostle, crustly

I like sullen, crabbed, scowling words

Such as skulk, glower, scabby, churl

I like Oh-Heavens-my-gracious, land’s-sake words

Such as tricksy, tucker, genteel, horrid

I like elegant, flowery words

Such as estivate, peregrinate, elysium, halcyon,

I like wormy, squirmy, mealy words

Such as crawl, blubber squeal, drip

I like sniggly, chuckling words

Such as cowlick, gurgle, bubble and burp

(Written by Robert Pirosh)



Sing me a song of teapots and trumpets

Trumpets and teapets

And tippets and taps

Trippers and trappers

And jelly bean wrappers

And pigs in pajamas

With zippers and snaps

Sing me a song of sneakers and snoopers

Snookers and sneapers

And snappers and snacks

Snorkels and snarkles

A seagull that gargles

And gargoyles and gryphons

And other knick knacks

Sing me a song pf parsnips and pickles

Picsnips and parkles

And pumpkins and pears

Plumbers and mummers

And kettle drum drummers

And plum jam (yum-yum jam)

All over their chairs

Sing me a song –

But never you mind it !

I’ve had enough of this nonsense. Don’t cry

Criers and fliers

And onion ring fryers –

It’s more than I want to put up with !

Good-by !

(Written by N M Bodecker)