Posted by: Ron DuBour | May 16, 2015

Confetti~by rldubour


 

 

Confetti

 

 

They are finally married and is everybody ready?

Wait till they are out of church

Then bombard them with confetti!

Those brightly bits of colored paper,

That everybody knows.

Confetti, Where did it come from?

Does anybody know?

 

I did a little research and this is what I found.

The simple word confetti functions as a noun.

And through all the reading,

I can not tell you when first used.

The earliest I came up with,

Was the fourteenth century as I viewed.

 

From the word comfit,

Meaning sugar coated and preserved.

Like the bond of marriage,

And the oath that we just heard.

From Middle English and Middle French,

Confire, to prepare.

And the origin of Latin

The word is to conficere.

 

Then I had to laugh,

When I read what Irish confetti meant.

It means a rock or brick,

Used as a missile to be sent.

Next time you throw confetti,

You will know the meaning of the word.

It is saying you want their marriage,

Sugar coated and preserved.


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