I was trying for a while to make a clever quip in iambic pentameter using the following word, but it’s rather late (or very early) and nothing betid. Please accept my most humble apologies.
betide (v.) IPA pronunciation: /bI‘taId/
happen, take place, befall
More health and happiness betide my liege
Than can my care-tun’d tongue deliver him.
- Richard II (III.ii)
Betid would most obviously be past tense of betide. Something somewhat clever came out afterall. Who’da thunk?
Posted on December 21, 2007