Over the years I've spent a lot of time being confused.
C S Lewis's Prince Caspian started it. Someone at some point in the book (I think it was Prince Caspian) says 'we're a sort of rebel-
It took me thirty-five years to work out what a rebel-lion was.
I was reminded of this when I was reading a national newspaper recently and suddenly came across the mysterious expression an-
As in an-yone could do it.
In the same paper (admittedly it was The Guardian, but even so) I also found the musical and lovely, though very puzzling, viola-
There was the extremely disturbing and strangely eerie per-
What next, I wonder? Will I bump into someone being standof-
Or perhaps be amazed by a dazzling display of loud pant-
Cower in horror at the advance of a darkly threatening ant-
Or a terrifying snake trying to escape from its box so it can slit-
Sometimes I wonder if writers actually want to be understood!
Word To Use Today: hyphen. This word comes to us from the Greek word huphen, meaning together.