Slush Isn’t Something You Get from a 7-11.

April 17, 2010 § 3 Comments

Things Poets Seem to Like but Would (Probably) Never Use in Conversation

  1. skein
  2. heft
  3. eaves
  4. gossamer
  5. Hephaestus, the crippled god of fire
  6. Courier New
  7. O!
  8. epigraphs
  9. ***
  10. [bird]
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§ 3 Responses to Slush Isn’t Something You Get from a 7-11.

  • Amy Ponomarev says:

    I love this. Now not to be contrary, but eaves is used in often in conversations when you have a house, and the house has problems, which all houses do after ten years or so. Lots of things are in the eaves, they leak, they have mice – yada yada. But true, not poetic to talk about such mundane things, eh?

    People who work as admin assistants often talk about courier because it annoying shows up when you cut and paste in emails and templates, and is hard to eradicate. (I speak from experience)

    If you knit or crochet – or someone you live with does, skein is used extremely often – like carton of milk, at least in my family

    Love [bird] – how would you say that?

    Same ***

  • Amy Ponomarev says:

    I think we should all try to use Hephaestus conversationally at least three times this week.

  • meggie says:

    definitely thought #5 said “hepatitis.”

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