This has been around for a while (since 1953 i think), but it is brilliantly silly. Thought someone out there might like it anyway.

GLOSS

I know a little man both ept and ert.
An intro-? extro-? No, he’s just a vert.
Sheveled and couth and kempt, pecunious, ane,
His image trudes upon the ceptive brain.

When life turns sipid and the mind is traught,
The spirit soars as I would sist it ought.
Chalantly then, like any gainly goof,
My digent self is sertive, choate, loof.

David McCord (1897-1997)
The Oxford Book of American Light Verse

My Ko-fi button

Will you support my work? You can simply BUY me a COFFEE!

Share this...

Share on twitter
Share on print
Share on linkedin
Share on facebook
Share on pocket
Share on whatsapp

You might also like...

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Ros

    Hmm. I think I do use pecunious and choate as actual words. Am I wrong?

  2. markmeynell

    The oracle has spoken – the Shorter (ie quite long) Oxford English Dictionary agrees that these are both actual words. Full Marks, Ros – have a smartie on the house.

Please leave a comment...

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.