A poem a day in April from Rutgers English PhD students and friends.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Found: Dangerous Etymologies

“Devil” in this sense meaning “God”
(the word is from the same root as “divine”)
“Devil” is really “little God”

the Slavonic “Bog”

it can’t be done with
the Scotch “Bogle”

those dangerous false etymologies
& our own “Bogey”

which are so terribly misleading

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