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Wright is wrong ….!

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Wright is wrong

Question: :”Why in English is the alphabet W prefixed in the spelling of wrong?”
Answer: “Possibly to tell you that writing correctly ‘rong’ for wrong is wrong
And to write rightly “rite” for write or right is also incorrect & wrong
& that to write right English with right spellings there is no  congruity or clue
You may consult any authority or break your head as much you may do.
But for wrong, “rong” will not do, you have to prefix with alphabet “W”
“W” as in where & why; and for God’s sake don’t ask me where all & why
For writing right, writing “wright” prefixing alphabet w is also not at all right.
And I hope what I have written above in confusion is found by you all, right”

—- “ Vishvnand “ —-

N. B:. The idea for this write as also the write emerged right after reading Ashwini Kumar ji’s uniquely different & beautiful poem/write ”MOTTOS MISCELLANIA” and my comment therein.

20 Comments

  1. Vishvnand says:

    I would like & appreciate that this post is “kindly” commented upon, whether it can be classified as a poem, and if so what could be its category?

  2. rajdeep says:

    different and nice
    loved it sir
    regards
    rajdeep bhattacharya

  3. Gion Gion says:

    Vishvnand,
    very witty play on words and certainly not unappreciated by all those
    whose minds are frazzled by English spelling.(I modestly mention here my piece entitled “For Kryzstof”)
    But I beg to differ as to the absence of logic in English spelling.
    The letter w does slightly alter the pronunciation.
    Finally, I advise you stay clear of these few words –
    The verb to read – and this mean verse!!
    “Read, present? or is it reed you mean?
    A gift of a rush?
    Read, past? or is it red you mean?
    Flashed in a flush?”

    • Vishvnand says:

      @Gion Gion
      Thank you very much for your enlightening comment. I had also felt that the word “logic” was not an appropriate word for what I wanted to convey and have now replaced it.
      And thank you so very much for the lovely details in your comment.

      • Gion Gion says:

        @Vishvnand,
        Vishvnand,
        I read again that which you wrote or..
        is it “I have read again that which you have written?
        Yet I will learn by rote what here you ‘wrought’ or wrote?
        As that should be this write’s right rite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        did you mean not to comment on my mean verse? ;-{)

        There are phrases to describe words that are
        pronounced the same but spelled differently
        and words that are spelled the same but pronounced differently.
        I just can’t remember.
        Is this not a feature in other Indo-European languages?
        Gion – Jion, Dhion, John, Jon…..???!!!

  4. Gion Gion says:

    p.s. well rhymed POEM

  5. ULHAS says:

    I am confused if that was your intension…………….You have won………….Wright?

    • Vishvnand says:

      @ULHAS
      You won’t be confused if you can rightly understand that wrong is right and rong is wrong and that wright is not right but wrong and right is right. Better write these things yourself and you will know what is right and what is wrong and confusion will be outright out of sight.
      Thank you.

      • ULHAS says:

        @Vishvnand,

        hhahahahahhahah………………I am more confused now……………………:)……………you won………………………full marks…………… 🙂

        • ULHAS says:

          @ULHAS,

          On the contrary, this is your best Rhyming…………….This is absolutely good……….The rhyme is worth talking abt again…..

  6. medhini says:

    This poem necessiates pondering
    to get no answer as we can not apply
    logic in Eng, language. Look at the
    pronounciations for cease, criminal, case,
    but, put and so on.

    • Vishvnand says:

      @medhini
      Thanks for your comments.
      Most criminal cases filed in the courts cease because they are put up with known & investigated evidences but these are not found to be foolproof by the courts. Don’t know who is a fool here and what proof is to be considered as fool proof.
      (I just felt like putting the words mentioned by you in a sentence but above was the result) 🙂

  7. Parespeare says:

    a very thoughtful poem Vishvnandji

  8. ashwini kumar goswami says:

    I must prefer keeping mum, watching the unusual tug-of-war among those
    who pose to be good critics, who place languages in an unscrupulous
    position ! Every language is not lower than our mother and it’s so aptly
    called anyone’s mother-tongue, grammar and spellings being its grandmother and daughters respectively – as I behold and regard. No logic
    applies on its being and origin. They are and they might remain as they are,
    their father being unkown or gone-by. So I reopen my tongue to say that
    the verse under discussion within the tug-of-war is worth pondering over
    the witty thoughtfulness of a poetic paragon like Vishvnand Ji, which, to
    my mind, is unanswerable !

    • Vishvnand says:

      @ashwini kumar goswami ji
      Thank you very much for your valuable observations & comments on this write. I have lot of respect for every language and English is on a very high pedestal as far as I am concerned for it has given me my bread & butter.and a career I have thoroughly enjoyed.This write was to impress upon the beauty of English as a language for this humor can be written only in English.
      I am sure you understand my sentiments.

  9. Gion Gion says:

    “unusual tug-of-war among those
    who pose to be good critics,”??????????????????????????????

    • ashwini kumar goswami says:

      @Gion Gion, Needless to speak of anyone
      specifically. The exchange of comments above is self-explanatory, which
      I believe, a witty writer of your calibre very well knows but seems to show
      that you know not what you know – just to upkeep etiquette and that you
      bear and cherish, I am cocksure !
      a.k. goswami.

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