Eirojram (ee-roje-er-am) Nosnikrap (nose-knee-crap) is what my dad would call her.
Simply put, it’s the backward spelling of my late grandmother.
Stronger and smarter than most; Marge could finish a crossword before the coffee was done.
I never got to meet her and for that I am sad, but this I do know, she raised a good son.
Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt: “It’s the weekend, so I’d thought we might go with something short and just a bit (or a lot) silly – the Clerihew. These are rhymed, humorous quatrains involving a specific person’s name.”
I wouldn’t call my quatrain humorous, but the backward spelling/speak is funny. My dad told me that he went through a phase as a kid where he spoke everything backwards, and his favorite thing to say was his mother’s name. I remember belly-laughing so hard I got the hiccups as he pronounced all the words and names he knew backwards. I tried to provide a pronunciation key in the parentheses, but the characters are limited (e.g. the o sound in “roje” is the long o sound, but I couldn’t find an o with a line over it, so I added the awkward e after it to show the long sound as in rope).
Thanks for reading!