On the building scene – a front door which, to be upfront, caused affront. I think that the lintel was cut a teensy weensy bit too short, don’t you agree?
Anyway, let us now turn to things less concrete. A building exercise with words! I started wondering about this while taking time off other editing to do some more work on the pre-proof edit of Darx Circle (sadly neglected of late). This is the sort of thing I adopt as a personal rule, but do not dream of imposing on the writers I edit:
I always thought that ‘anymore’
From USA came to the fore,
And, nose stuck firmly in the air,
Placed ‘any more’ just everywhere.
But, recently, I looked again,
And found that experts, in the main,
Expressed themselves as most unsure
Regarding which was the most pure.
So I’ve decided to adopt
One out of which I used to opt:
The ‘anymore’ I shall now take
As ‘any longer’ sense to make.
Then ‘any more’, as one may see,
Must mean a greater quantity;
Now, any more you want to know
I will not, anymore, here show.