You are naught, you are naught.

And suddenly I understand where we get the word naughty.
Naught being nothing certainly can quickly lead to being naughty.
We only use naughty with children and with dirty stuff these days. It’s a funny word. It has a sort of odd affection embedded in it.
Children who are naughty are also love-able
And when someone tells a naughty joke it is also a little bit mischievously charming. Like, a little bit more Benny Hill than Andrew Dice Clay.
And naught? Hardly ever hear it, except in Shakespeare, anymore.


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