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Default Happy Fibonacci Day!

I
Loathe
Turkey
On Thursdays
When the family sits
To sniff and wow! to drink and drink!
Thanking goodness these reunions are so few and dear
That bearing them and dotty Uncle Trump requires our misery every f-ing year

Syllable count 1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21
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Reflections on a Fib

If
you
begin
with a fib
there is no choice but
to chase the hump-backed, spiral path
that wayward words have led you into since creation.

Ive heard of ways to stumble back, one hand on a wall,
unbuild, unwind, undo, retract
my way is to shrug
make a joke
and let
things
lie.
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I hope that Prince Harry and Megan's son always tells them the truth. Otherwise, thay'll have to start calling him "Fibbin' Archie".
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I like backspin of yours, Michael!

Brian, I take the nod to British pronunciation: "ahhhchie"
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Ralph, no other pronunciation could possibly be acceptable for the grandson of the King of England!
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Is there an alternative way of pronouncing Archie, then?

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Is there an alternative way of pronouncing Archie, then?

Jayne
Jayne, I believe that some Americans have the quaint habit of rolling their "R's", as though they were Frenchmen, or some other foreign breed.
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I believe Ralph was referring to the Americans' pronunciation of the name of the actual mathematician - "Fibba Natchie".
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Ah, thanks for the enlightenment, Brian and Annie.

I've always pronounced it like this but my husband says it more like the US "natchie"; he reckons it's somewhere in between "atchi" and "archi", so we're all correct... sort of!

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