Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Cattywampus

CATTYWAMPUS
(Midland and Southern US) - also spelled “catawampus”

–adj.
1. askew; awry.
2. positioned diagonally; cater-cornered.
–adv.
3. diagonally; obliquely



Catty Wampus
Wasn’t a platypus
Despite the waddling
And the rumpus
But she did love
Doing things her way,
Cattywampus.

Platypus from the LIFE image archive and background picture (Davy Crockett's marriage contract) is public domain

3 comments:

Lorenzo said...

This is delightful and would make a great start to a children's story ...

willow said...

Great word. I'm writing it in my little poetry notebook!

Dina said...

Your really know how to combine things in new and better ways.