1 October, 2012
I have one theory about this verse, a neat puzzle sent in by a Wordwit fan called John Chapman, but I think it’s flimsy compared to what the true solution must be.
Why not have a read, and muse, and see what theory emerges in your mind? And if you do strike a light, feel free to add an extra hint, or another word/name that is likable, according to the poem’s pattern. By my reckoning, say, I reckon the speaker fancies cats but not dogs – or am I barking up the wrong sycamore?
*I’m fond of rats but can’t stand mice
I’ll eat my noodles, never rice
I only sleep, I do not snooze
I never win, I only lose.
I visit farms but not the zoo
And ‘yes’ is fine but ‘no’ won’t do
You’ve seen my preferences here
So what’s my tipple – wine or beer?*"