Can't is a four-letter word

A euphemism preferred

When short on courage or will;

We sweeten up the word

Like a sugar-coated pill;

'Sorry, but I CAN'T help you...'

Sounds a little less uncouth;

'Can help but I DON'T WANT TO.'

- Much closer to the truth.

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Chrystel Roberts

Sun 22nd Sep 2019 07:36

Jason, Don, Cynthia and Becky,
thank you all so much for your encouraging comments.

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Becky Who

Sat 21st Sep 2019 13:54

Great meaningful rhyme. Reminds me of Pam Ayres.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Sat 21st Sep 2019 13:10

Great contribution. Very astute, and talented.

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Don Matthews

Sat 21st Sep 2019 12:06

I like it Chrystel. You've prompted me to write:

CAN'T is a four-letter word
The opposite, a three-letter CAN
I am much more partial to the three-letter
So the four-letter one, I you ban...

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Jason Bayliss

Sat 21st Sep 2019 09:33

Very succinct, to the point, insightful and I love it. So true, hiding belligerence in polite speech.

J. x

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