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October 13, 2011

Zaftig, meaning plump, round, voluptuous, 
is a word that delights my mouth. 
Voluptuous being another.  
Also peduncle
I know a fellow who likes the word ointment.
Azimuth is excellent.
Crunch and jumble and rummage, too.
On the other hand, I dislike pedagogy very much.
And manure.  And, let’s be honest, ointment.
Rat terrier sounds so unpleasant but
Rats! as an expletive, perfect.
Expletive, come to think of it, is pleasing.
As well as expedition and helix.
I adore the word penultimate
but dislike ultimatum.
Interloper is a favorite, as is 
unsavory, and used together, as in
unsavory-looking interloper, well, 
we’ve struck gold, haven’t we?
Plinth, paramour and pendulum
are each lovely in their own ways but
buttress and unguent, never.
Pithy is brilliant but when all is said 
and done, if either of us is hoping for such 
a conclusion to this poem, I am afraid 
it will not be forthcoming (nice word).

5 thoughts on “October 13, 2011

  1. Words are so much fun! And you are expert at arranging them!

    PS A town near me is Hiawatha. Hiawatha, Iowa. I just like saying it! I also like kufufflae. (Spell checker just taught me how to spell it…doesn’t look right…oh, well!)

  2. Oh, I like the feel of Hiawatha, Iowa, too! Thank you! But that other word–I looked it up in and got no results. Whatever does it mean?

  3. kurfluffle?…commotion, disorder, agitation.

  4. Ohhhhh. I think so, yes! That is a great word! Thanks, Lyn!

  5. Kerfuffle! I just looked it up. Or cafuffle.

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