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Of Tweets & Twits

 

English is but second lingua franca. Its rich vocabulary, -ally

rhymes easily; home in song, psalm, prose … or … poetry.

The richest tongue (by -al word count) owes its wealth to heavy

borrowing from other tongues … and His timing … uncanny.

To wit: There are more English-speaking Chinese than, -ally,

Americans. More Chinese than Americans know twit … from tweet.

Tweet is oft understood; but twit? Twits are taunts. To twit is to titter, or taunt. Hmm;

why then Twitter, not Tweeter, in ?

Why Twitter and not Tweeter, albeit, an intriguing riddle isn’t the point, in ;

much more intriguing is Twitter’s, algorithm.

Algorithms are procedures or formulas for solving problems. It may be, in ,

a step-by-step set of transformative, operations.

A set of transformative, operations; such is AN ATLAS, POETIC. For therein, in ,

an Angel-Trainee, pleads for … evolution.

 

Black Humor is Funny Too

Black humor is humor … true. A blitzkrieg of the King’s and pidgin English

upon a balkanized globe’s dialogues has been too often nightmarish!

After Greek, English is only the world’s second lingua franca. A rich vocabulary

and easy rhymes are at home in song … psalm … prose … or poetry.

The richest tongue (by word count) owes its extreme wealth to fortuitously heavy

borrowing from other tongues … and the quirks of His timing … uncanny.

And now the Islamic State taunts and haunts Twitter from the relative safety

of a cybernetic perch, high atop … the lofty tree … of precious liberty.

To wit: With more English-speaking Chinese than there are Americans probably,

there are more Chinese than American wits, knowing a twit, from a tweet.

Tweet is commonly understood, but twit? Twits are taunts. To twit is to titter

or taunt. Hmm; curiously, our host … is Twitter … not Tweeter.

Why Twitter and not Tweeter, albeit, an intriguing riddle, isn’t the point. It’s the truth

of black humor that makes black humor … bruise … and humor, too!

Tweets and Twits (II)

English is only the world’s second lingua franca. A rich vocabulary and easy
rhymes are at home in song … psalm … prose … or poetry.

The richest tongue (by word count) owes its extreme wealth due to heavy
borrowing from other tongues and the quirks of His timing … uncanny.

To wit: There are more English-speaking Chinese than Americans; more Chinese
wits than Americans … perhaps … know a twit … from a tweet.

Tweet is commonly understood … but twit? Twits are taunts. To twit is to titter
or taunt. Hmm. Curiously, a popular host is … Twitter … not Tweeter.

Why Twitter and not Tweeter, albeit, an intriguing riddle, isn’t the point. Rather,
it’s just that more people, than bluebirds, are tweeting … on Twitter.

Titters and taunts are tweeted and re-tweeted on Twitter, sometimes, mean-spiritedly;
better to be a bubbler … if more … good-naturedly.