I share this with you, but credit must go to Aaron Sorkin who wrote The West Wing and in ‘Mr Willis of Ohio’ (Season 1, Episode 6) had President Bartlet indulge in a little word play of his own:
“There are three words, and three words only in the English language that begin with the letters DW…. Can anyone name them for me, please?”
As aficionados of The West Wing and language buffs alike will know, these words are – in no particular order – dwell, dwarf and dwindle. Despite sticking like glue in my head, being a ‘belt and braces’ kind of girl (thanks Dad!) I’ve also created a mnemonic, which you should feel free to avail yourselves of (although don’t make that a reason not to watch the never-less-than-brilliant WW):
Snow White dwells with a dwindling number of dwarves.