Do you know how to write hitchhiker?
Is it hitch space hiker?
Should you pop in a dash? Hitch dash hiker?
Or is it better all in one like shampoo or lounge wear?
Douglas Adams penned a book you see,
It’s title was fluid,
Not that it was water based which would have made a cool title,
Someone asks you what your book is called and you just throw a drink in their face,
That’s what it’s called.
I mean the spelling was free.
You could choose how you wished to write hitchhiker with a space or a dash,
And many people went their own way with this most flexible of words,
I mean why care when you realise how clever mice and dolphins are,
But the man himself eventually spoke out,
People were getting silly with the fluidity,
And whilst of course Adams admires silliness,
No one likes incorrect grammar,
So it is decreed that hitchhiker is one full word,
Like Madonna or Supercalafradjalisticexpealladoshus or Brexit.