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.