It was sophisticated
to call a typewriter that,
after the Greek typtein to strike,
and not to call it a tap-tap-tapper,
after the French taper to tap.
It's too fancy to say
'envelop' (from the French) ,
so English goes to Middle English,
and tweaks 'wrappen' to 'wrap'.
Monday, March 15, 2021
Topic(s) of this poem: language,development,style,name