dictionary

word swallowing

it was like
she’d swallowed
the dictionary

not because of her
voluminous vocabulary
and vaniloquent verbosity

but the fact she had
an abnormally ample
Adam’s apple

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Favourite Words

We spent the evening discussing our favourite words,
Exploring the entire lexicographical spectrum.
You had a penchant for pipette and plectrum,
A fondness for fondant, frippery and flimsy,
Plus other words of whimsy.
I spoke of spatchcocks, stirrups and surly,
Hosanna’d hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly-burly
Until you told me to shut up and leave
As the next morning you had to get up early
To feed your Uncle Cecil’s pigs.

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