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Vorpal Day

  1. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Sorry, just love that word. Not to mention slithy toves and bandersnatch. The purpose of this thread is to create and contribute new words. I mean really. Brillig and gimble are already taken. And, yes. Even wabe. ANYTHING YOU POST HERE IS PUBLIC DOMAIN, if you don't like that...

    Jabberwocky"

    'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
    Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
    All mimsy were the borogoves,
    And the mome raths outgrabe.

    "Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
    The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
    Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
    The frumious Bandersnatch!"

    He took his vorpal sword in hand:
    Long time the manxome foe he sought—
    So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
    And stood awhile in thought.

    And as in uffish thought he stood,
    The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
    Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
    And burbled as it came!

    One, two! One, two! and through and through
    The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
    He left it dead, and with its head
    He went galumphing back.

    "And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
    Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
    O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!"
    He chortled in his joy.

    'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
    Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
    All mimsy were the borogoves,
    And the mome raths outgrabe

    1. Maestrony8 profile image60
      Maestrony8posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      http://s3.hubimg.com/u/7372250_f248.jpg

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Years ago I challenged my 7th grade students to create a word that only we would know the meaning of and would refuse to reveal until the end of the school year.  The word was "gefundasblach", and it meant "the end of the school year".  We had so much fun with it, but more importantly, it really brought home the importance of words and their usage.  Thanks for making me remember this one!

  2. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    So, tinging is thus a concept. As might be borking or concrept?

  3. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    And still just agillist I remain alone, but still might one be when only one knows...

  4. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    And where one may say as such...

    1. Quilligrapher profile image90
      Quilligrapherposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      From the keyboard of a newbie Hubber in the forums:

      http://s2.hubimg.com/u/6919429.jpg

  5. janderson99 profile image86
    janderson99posted 4 years ago

    Omnishambles named word of the year 2012 by Oxford English Dictionary
    The word - meaning a situation which is shambolic from every possible angle - was coined in 2009 by the writers of BBC political satire The Thick of It.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Sounds like this thread...

  6. Rochelle Frank profile image89
    Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago

    In my "poetry contest" hub I wrote one  about the Death of the Bobatier-- wherein the Huntsa  eventually sherthed his blanger.

  7. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Not sure what to do...

  8. 2uesday profile image87
    2uesdayposted 4 years ago

    I think you might like this muppet version of the Jabberwocky on YouTube

    http://youtu.be/nm9o6DH_uzE

    or maybe this one

    http://youtu.be/sOK63L_D23I

 
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