Now who wants to guess what a synonym is?
Gimme the ‘xact same answer that the last kid did,
but don’t use any of the words that the last kid used.
Now you’re ‘bout to see what synonyms do!
Boys and girls, young ladies and gentlemen,
chill, relax, sit back, in fact settle in.
These are the words I’ve heard: they’re called synonyms.
Two terms per definition, minimum.
Words that share a definition
Sure to spare us repetition
Two words or more could explore a definition,
find the same meaning, and in addition,
yo, specify the very same thing!
So--do you get left wondering,
and curious about, and keen to know,
how come it always seems to go
that people say the same thing in the same way
time after time, day after day,
over and over, repeatedly,
when they got all these synonyms that are free to be
employed, applied and utilized,
implemented and exercised?
What do we need so many words for, anyway?
Wait! Don’t escape, run off, or make a getaway.
‘Cause the more words you got, yo the better you talk,
yo the finer your speech, all the easier to unlock
the verbosity, let the rhyme flow.
It don’t got to be slow, you can rock on the topic you know.
Expound on the issue with which you’re familiar,
distill your discussion over percussion right up until you’re
done — said your piece, had your say,
got off your chest all you wanted to articulate.
But hey, what about the next time
when you’re picked out, chosen, selected to rhyme
on the very same subject, identical theme?
Are you going to find yourself repeating
and duplicating echoes of the words you said
or are you gonna be giving ‘em some synonyms instead?
(Commisisoned by The Electric Company in 2006, never used)