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Saturday, 14 November 2020

Saturday Rave: A Word To Husbands by Ogden Nash.

 In these times of lock down, when we are spending so much time with our nearest and dearest (well, nearest, anyway...) here is some advice from that excellent and wise American poet Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971).

The only thing wrong with this poem is that nowadays it should called A Word To The Married. But in Ogden Nash's young days, of course, chivalry was really quite fashionable.

To keep your marriage brimming

With love in the loving cup,

Whenever you're wrong, admit it;

Whenever you're right, shut up.

Word To Use Today: marriage. The Old French for marry was marier. Before that the Latin was marītāre, from marītus, married [man]. The word might come from mās, which means male.  

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