Patsie McCandless

word fun

January 3, 2019
May your day be brillish!

I love the Jabberwocky words of Lewis Carol in Alicie in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass:
“Twas brillig, and the slithy toves

Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;

All mimsy were the borogoves,

And the mome raths outgrabe.”

I have always thought of ‘brillig’ as ‘bright’ or sunny’ – but it sounded too harsh for my liking. So for “Dearie’s Dictionary” in Becoming Jesse, I changed it to ‘brillish’ – shining, brilliant! clever! like YOU!



Patsie McCandless