Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Silly Hate Song

No two types of hatred are exactly the same
And each type has its own special name

Enmity, enmity
That's the hate you feel toward an enemy
When you get the feeling that it's time to go to war
Then you know the feeling the word "enmity" is for

But if it's for revenge that you do hanker
I would have say that you are feeling rancor
Rancor rots your brain just like a rancid fruit
Hey! Rancor and rancid share the same Latin root!

And when you call somebody a jerk or a phony
That's when you know you're feeling acrimony
When you want to start an acrimonious dispute
Just give somebody a one-finger salute

Let's review!

Enmity's the feeling that drives you to war
Rancor makes you feel that you should settle a score
Acrimony causes you to flip someone the bird
Instead of saying "hate," next time use a different word!

by Tom Meltzer ©The Princeton Review
If you like "Silly Hate Song," you might also like Fats Domino.

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