Play on Words
English words that end in “let”
are called diminutives – did you forget?
All were once of larger size
but quickly diminutized
(Think of it like a tail tacked
to a dog’s rear where one lacked.)
Among their numbers are many
you doubtless use daily –
like bracelet, skillet and coverlet;
and if, like me, you happen to be
inclined to anything literary,
there’s rivulet, flamelet, couplet.
One diminutive there is as yet
still denied its official “let”
so I’m recommending it – toil.
by which I mean toilet.
Copyright © Maurice Rigoler | Year Posted 2022
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