Monday, December 01, 2008

P is for ....

Penguin, a compound of two Welsh words, pen and gwyn, which mean ''head" and ''white" - even though penguins have black heads. It is likely that 'penguin' was at one time the name of similar, now extinct bird which had a white patch near its bill.
Hat tip: "Award-winning etymologist Henry Hitchings".

All together now ......

Just you wait, 'enry 'itchin's, just you wait!
You'll be sorry, but your tears'll be too late!
You'll be broke, and I'll have money;
Will I help you? Don't be funny!
Just you wait, 'enry 'itchin's, just you wait!

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