Thursday, July 03, 2014

Will I say why not (or what did I say?)

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Why I Won't 
"I won't because you don't like me"
"I won't because you don't love me"
A subtle difference that makes 
Today though we'll check on one word
"Won't" is our word, it's for "will not"
Ask me why not we say "willn't" 
Blame it on the Brits, Old English
Then for "will not" they said "wonnot"
Which soon was contracted to "won't"
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Picture and Poem Copyright, © 2014 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved.
[Picture is 'screen print' of the link show below the picture]
Today I am linked with at the Real Toads, Out of Standard Challenge
For her challenge she said: "Visit The Amazing and Interesting Fact Generator for a factoid, then build a poem around it.  How, when, and why is up to you!"  I chose writing on the word, "won't", and why we say that instead of "willn't".  This fact was brought to life on a link on the side bar of the Generator.

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At Thursday, July 03, 2014 11:57:00 PM, Blogger Isadora Gruye said...

ha ha ha ha...zing! Thanks for putting this one together. I revel in the cleverness. Viva la and thanks again!

At Friday, July 04, 2014 2:41:00 AM, Blogger Susan said...

yes, I see what you mean by your comment over on my poem. You and I are literalists. Some poets played with the facts but not us. We took them down and dirty with very little sugar and a slight laugh.

At Friday, July 04, 2014 6:35:00 PM, Blogger audrey` said...

Thank you for lessons on the "won't" word, Dr Jim :)


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