‘Willy-Nilly’ – Reduplication

Sharing Willy-Nilly by Roland. Now, this is my type of poem. 🙂

Roland's Ragbag

[ Wednesday Replay # 4 ] 

[  First posted on January 23, 2017  ]

bar-yellowreduplicationbar-yellowDefinition of reduplication in English …

Reduplication in linguistics is a morphological process in which the root or stem of a word (or part of it) or even the whole word is repeated exactly or with a slight change.  (From: Wikipedia)

bar-yellowMy word-play attempt (I’ve called it, quite arbitrarily, ‘Willy-Nilly’) at composing  a few Nonsense Verses to link together – however tenuously – a number of the very many examples of reduplication in the English language.


My latest knick-knack
Is a handy-dandy
With Wi-Fi;
Better than snail-mail,
It creates a real hubbub
And gives me the harum-scarum
But here goes, willy-nilly.

I’m an arty-farty
Culture vulture
I’m not hoity toity
Nor am I a toy-boy;
I love the pell-mell
And I don’t shilly-shally;
But I’m really so easy-peasy.

So, let’s…

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  9 comments for “‘Willy-Nilly’ – Reduplication

  1. 07/11/2018 at 10:55 am

    How fun. You do these so very well.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

    Liked by 1 person

    • 07/11/2018 at 2:50 pm

      All the credit goes to Roland, the author. I’m only sharing his creative work.


  2. 07/11/2018 at 11:42 am

    Lol how wonderful!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. 07/11/2018 at 11:52 am

    Many thanks for the reblog, Eugenia.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. 07/11/2018 at 3:57 pm

    Never knew there was a word for it. Man, the things you learn in this job…

    Liked by 1 person

    • 07/11/2018 at 6:27 pm

      I know – it’s fun, isn’t it! 🤣


  5. 07/12/2018 at 5:26 am


    Roland poem is quite whimsical. I had to wonder about his latest knick-knack if it was for real or just wordplay for his creation. lol Thanks for the share!

    Liked by 1 person

    • 07/12/2018 at 11:52 am

      I love this poem by Roland! He’s a very talented writer and this piece is a bit different for him.


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