Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 65 of 126 1 2 63 64 65 66 67 125 126
#204946 - 02/28/12 11:49 AM Re: Consistency is NOT part of the language ! [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
Joined: Jun 2000
Posts: 724
Avy Offline
old hand
Avy  Offline
old hand

Joined: Jun 2000
Posts: 724
Wofahulicodoc-i pronounce this WOfaHUlicoDOC. Two trochees and and iamb (or an amphibrach and an anapest). RhuBARB comMANdo. PEter tromBONiAtor- the last is deliciously iambic as is RC.
I disagree that iamb is closest to normal speech.
Iamb is closest to desired intonation.
Okay serious question: scansion changes with accent. I pronoun trochee as an iamb. Where does that leave carefully scanned poetry- in the realm of subjectivity? There are no set rules as to which syllables are and aren't stressed, are there?
*** Sorry for the excessive energy of this post: a beloved topic.
Apparently the longer syllables are stressed and shorter aren't but this is also dependent on accent and culture. For salman rushdie- we say salMAAN and not SALman.

Okay -I'll stop yappin now.

Last edited by Avy; 02/28/12 12:52 PM.
#204983 - 03/02/12 05:47 PM Two things: [Re: Avy]  
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,501
wofahulicodoc Online content
Carpal Tunnel
wofahulicodoc  Online Content
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,501
Worcester, MA
Thing One: I misspelled indefatigabobble-whatever not just once, but twice.

Thing Two: We need some new target words to proceed with Sparteye's Game. RC, I think you had the last successful posting, so you get to select!


PS. Y'all all did know it's Dr Seuss' Birthday Celebration today, didn't you?

PPS. Now that I think of it, I should go look at the Google Doodle today...

#204984 - 03/02/12 05:57 PM Re: Two things: [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 8,981
LukeJavan8 Offline
Carpal Tunnel
LukeJavan8  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 8,981
Land of the Flat Water
If there's a Google Doodle I did not receive it, yet anyhow.


----please, draw me a sheep----
#204989 - 03/02/12 08:43 PM Re: Two things [Re: LukeJavan8]  
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,501
wofahulicodoc Online content
Carpal Tunnel
wofahulicodoc  Online Content
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,501
Worcester, MA
No. Apparently they chose not to recognize it. Conceivably they were even discouraged from doing so because of copyright issues.

#205009 - 03/03/12 12:41 PM Re: Two things [Re: Jackie]  
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,075
Rhubarb Commando Offline
old hand
Rhubarb Commando  Offline
old hand

Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,075
Lancaster, UK
I think the latter is very likely - Dr Seuss was such a well-loved writer by generations of children - and adults, for that matter! - that I can't think of any other reasonable motive for Google to ignore him.

To re-start Sparteye's game (and to wish her well and hope she soon recovers!) my random dictionary-opening has given me

ANNIHILATE - ANOTHER


I'm immortal until proven otherwise
#205072 - 03/09/12 02:04 AM Re: Two things [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,554
jenny jenny Offline
veteran
jenny jenny  Offline
veteran

Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,554
Lower Aberdeen, Mississippi
I got one!

My brother is a Republican
A Democrat is my mother
A family way
On Election Day
To annihilate one another smile

FLANK - FLASH

#205074 - 03/09/12 03:16 AM Re: Two things [Re: Jackie]  
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 11,613
Jackie Offline
Jackie  Offline

Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 11,613
Louisville, Kentucky
jj, you're BACK!! Oh, joy, wonderfulness, and dancing! [HUG]

#205075 - 03/09/12 04:00 AM Re: Two things [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 958
Tromboniator Offline
old hand
Tromboniator  Offline
old hand

Joined: May 2010
Posts: 958
Alaska
My brother built a grocery store
To annihilate our mother.
The building was a carnivore,
'T'would eat what it could smother.
He rigged the soap aisle to collapse,
But Mom shopped in another.
A quirk of fate it was, perhaps:
An aisle ate my brother.

edit: Nice work, Jenny.

Last edited by Tromboniator; 03/09/12 04:05 AM.
#205076 - 03/09/12 04:59 AM Re: Two things [Re: Tromboniator]  
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,554
jenny jenny Offline
veteran
jenny jenny  Offline
veteran

Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,554
Lower Aberdeen, Mississippi
"An aisle ate my brother"? laugh

You can rest assured, Mister Tromboniator, that that particular order of words has never before been concocted by a sapient mind in all the history of all mankind.

laugh

#205077 - 03/09/12 06:17 AM Re: Two things [Re: jenny jenny]  
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 958
Tromboniator Offline
old hand
Tromboniator  Offline
old hand

Joined: May 2010
Posts: 958
Alaska
Originally Posted By: jenny jenny
never before been concocted by a sapient mind


Some might argue that it still hasn't.

Peter

Page 65 of 126 1 2 63 64 65 66 67 125 126

Moderated by  Jackie 

Forum Statistics
Forums16
Topics13,878
Posts223,928
Members9,022
Most Online3,341
Dec 9th, 2011
Newest Members
PureTech, Dilys, Abishek, Rogerdoctor, SquareDonut
9022 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (Dilys), 51 guests, and 3 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days)
Dilys 1
Top Posters(All Time)
wwh 13,858
Faldage 13,803
Jackie 11,613
tsuwm 10,538
LukeJavan8 8,981
AnnaStrophic 6,511
Wordwind 6,296
of troy 5,400
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 1994-2017 Wordsmith

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.025s Queries: 14 (0.011s) Memory: 2.7427 MB (Peak: 2.8802 MB) Zlib disabled. Server Time: 2017-09-26 13:04:25 UTC