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#204917 - 02/26/12 09:03 AM more utterly synthetic humor [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
wofahulicodoc Offline
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Though professional singers renounce 'em
Der Spiegel most likely will trounce 'em [SHPEE-g'l]
...And transliterate Lieder [LEE-d'r]
...To transport the reader
Who otherwise couldn't pronounce 'em.


LULLABY - MAGAZINE

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#204926 - 02/27/12 09:02 AM Re: more utterly synthetic humor [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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I really do like that one, wofa! Thanks!
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#204927 - 02/27/12 09:20 AM Meditation on Rock-a-bye baby [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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Addlestrop Faddlestrop
Rock in a tall tree top
Lullaby sung ‘til you fall from the tree

Ladies in bombazine,
reading “Vogue” magazine,
Throw up their hands and say, “My Goodness Me!”

(Cross-threading to the Double Dactyl spot!)
-- and I challebge you to get more synthetic than the load of rubbish above, wofa!
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#204928 - 02/27/12 09:53 AM Re: Meditation on Rock-a-bye baby [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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Rhubs, your gauntlet's thrown on words unknown.
Edit: luckily the Gauntlet's for wofa. - just read this http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_dactyl . *wipes brow*.
How may whole double dactyl words do I know? *counts on fingers* none! Further edit: is any and every six syllable word a double dactyl? I think so.


Edited by Avy (02/27/12 10:11 AM)

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#204932 - 02/27/12 11:41 AM Re: Meditation on Rock-a-bye baby [Re: Avy]
wofahulicodoc Offline
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Originally Posted By: Avy
[I]s any and every six syllable word a double dactyl? I think so.

After a not-quite-exhaustive search I conclude otherwise, he argued indefatiguably.

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#204935 - 02/27/12 05:28 PM Synthetic humor of a different sort [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Couldn't resist:

"I never get tired of fishing the French Fries out of the deep-frier," he said indefatiguably.

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#204937 - 02/27/12 08:56 PM Re: Synthetic humor of a different sort [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Of course! Why shouldn't that pest Ana have a few words to call her own, she said irrately.

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#204938 - 02/27/12 11:04 PM Consistency is NOT part of the language ! [Re: Avy]
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Of course! Why shouldn't that pest Ana have a few words to call her own, she said irately.



IRATELY is an amphibrach.
AMPHIBRACH's a dactyl.

ANAPEST's a dactyl,
DACTYL is a trochee,
TROCHEE is a trochee, too.

For that matter, IAMB is a trochee.

There's gotta be a poem in there somewhere.
Or maybe just a jump-rope chant...

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#204941 - 02/28/12 12:37 AM Re: Meditation on Rock-a-bye baby [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Wofa, I don't think I've ever seen indefatigably with a u in it.

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#204943 - 02/28/12 05:25 AM Re: Meditation on Rock-a-bye baby [Re: Tromboniator]
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Well, we've seen it twice, now!

I have to admit that I didn't notice it until you pointed it out, Peter. - It is amazing how we readd what we want to see.
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