Thesaurismosis

Thesaurismosis

Words of a feather is what we need
piled high for our poems that others will see.
Never enough to breeze right on through,
but once the rhyme's started, it's going to be.

Words just like chorus,
or maybe pylorus,
and bright red phosphorus -
none say ignore us.

Don't forget sorely,
bedsore,
or scissors,
nor visor, nor saurian,
all of them, whizzers.

'Saurs by the dozen,
(tough words to spell),
Zoophorus, better?
(Writing some is real hell).

Supersaurs
(carnivores)
real eyesores,
here-no-mores

Visor plus bedsore,
and, too, brontosaurus,
confessor, professor -
(Oh, saints, please restore us)

Word after word and
with poems that are growing,
wordsore and weary,
'bout done - smiles are showing

With the list finally finished,
soreheads we'll be.-
thesaurismosis
gets you and gets me.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

I adore your new word, Gus, - thesaurianosis.

Now I think I have caught a prehistoric psychosis.


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GusTheRedneck 3 years ago from USA Author

Howdy Good Doctor bj (drbj) - Just tried a little picture editing on this guy, and here you were. Gotta run to the vets with "War Dog." He's like the rest of us, still all full of it, but aging some.

Hey "thesaurianosis" is a really real word (word or disease?). If you catch that condition your brain is likely to explode, so full it could get.

Gus :-)))


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btrbell 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

I voted up and "funny" but I would have prefered the word "fun". That's just what this was...clever and fun to read. Thank you!


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GusTheRedneck 3 years ago from USA Author

Hi Randi (btrbell) - Nice of you to tell me of your enjoyment of this piece. It was fun to put together - kinda strange words - but fun.

Gus :-)))


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Gus,

You are right..."smiles are showing." At least mine is ear to ear right now. Cute and clever poem. Up and funny! :))


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GusTheRedneck 3 years ago from USA Author

Hello Peggy (Peggy W) - Had I been thinking about those "Pepper Cookies" you just wrote about, the words to this poem might have been easier on the eyes. Pepper, being alone what pepper is, surely beats out the whole pageful of "suars" that I uncovered for use in this small writing. When I started the thing, I thought that I might think of two or three "saur" kind of words, but it developed that before I gave up on listing them, there were 25 of the doggone things... it was amazing and amusing, both.

Gus :-)))


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wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

Very clever with all the "saurs" you discovered. A great, hard work made into fun.


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GusTheRedneck 3 years ago from USA Author

Hi "WND" (wetnosedogs) -

That's me - clever. Gonna use that skill to reduce my next sentence. Yeah- you are thinking sentence in an article or a line in a poem, right? Nope. The judge may listen. Who knows? :-)

Gus :-)))


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Wush! I can't even imagine the effort you put in to bring us this chuckle. Thank you


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GusTheRedneck 3 years ago from USA Author

Hi Martin (Mhatter99) - It was not all that much sweat (really true). Mostly it was fun. My pet poem-theory is that, once you light onto a word, the next word comes along and builds a poem right before your eyes.People don't "think in thoughts." They "think in words" Poems are thoughts with words, too. Don't believe me? Try writing a poem using some language you don't know. Belief will follow.

Glad you got a chuckle from the words here, Martin..

Gus :-)))


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kathryn1000 3 years ago from London

I have learned a lot from you,Gus.:)


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GusTheRedneck 3 years ago from USA Author

Howdy Kathryn (kathryn1000) -

It is to my eternal relief that I try to not use naughty language. My bride earlier insisted that I must practice with acceptable words back when the kids were little.

Thanks for thinking such kind thoughts, Kathryn. I would suggest to you, however, that all learning is from the inside-out. So, what you tell me here is that you know that you have learned to learn. Good show, that.

Gus :-)))


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kathryn1000 3 years ago from London

I thank you ,Gus.I have had some new ideas gleaned from reading what you write...I guess it's an interaction between two minds which share certain interests.I can tell you have good heart and a wise mind so it's easier to learn from you.

Kathryn :)))


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GusTheRedneck 3 years ago from USA Author

Hello again, Kathryn (kathryn1000) - I'm going to switch from my cardiologist to you. "Good heart." I go for that one. :-)

Gus :-)))


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kathryn1000 3 years ago from London

Thanks so much,Gus.the world is better for your being here.Kathryn,:)))


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snerfu 3 years ago from Madurai, India

I am discovering a new dimension alright, in writing at least. I guess the spirit lies not in the past but in discovering it. I will follow you, do not fear.


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GusTheRedneck 3 years ago from USA Author

Vivian (snerfu) -

Back, even before my "salad days." the adults around me demonstrated that many of those spirits were to be found in costly bottles and jugs. After a time, I discovered how correct they were. :-)

Enough of my teasing you like this... I appreciate your interest in things, and I look forward to putting up "good stuff" for your satisfaction.

Have lots of fun today. (something to do, right?)

Gus :-)))


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epigramman 3 years ago

Actually Sir Gus you are a wizard with words ( you must check out Amy Becherer's latest if you want to read more wizardry with words) and it's always a pleasue to learn from you so I can saturate that little sponge between my ears courtesy of great writers (and decent gentlemen) like you - sending you warm wishes and good energy from the most winter looking day of the new year so far - at one point I was snowed in today -the wind chill is brutal and spring will be a welcome sight once again.

lake erie time ontario canada 8:22pm I hope sincerely all is well with you


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GusTheRedneck 3 years ago from USA Author

"epi" - Are you really sure that you are not teasing us about living in Canada? My guess would be that your chapped lips come not from cold weather in Ontario, but from bussing the Blarney Stone in the green and sunshine of Ireland.

Gus :-)))


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epigramman 3 years ago

..... lol lol ..... yeah probably that too ..... lol ...but my mum and dad come from Scotland - so it must be the Loch Ness BS syndrome - lol


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PADDYBOY60 3 years ago from Centreville Michigan

That sounded like the old days after I had a little of that sipping stuff that changed your mind so to speak . I think that stuff gave me that disease.


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GusTheRedneck 3 years ago from USA Author

"epi" - Question: Did they sneak out from behind Hadrian's wall and make it to Ireland and leave you there at the Blarney Stone? Just asking...

Gus :-)))


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GusTheRedneck 3 years ago from USA Author

Patrick (paddyboy) - Believe it or not, Patrick, thesaurismosis IS what some medics use to refer to overstuffed body cells - like your brain and mine. Give me a drink, partner. :-)

Gus :-)))


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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Loved it! What fun and very clever, too. I wish my thesaurus would get into my brain by osmosis!


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GusTheRedneck 3 years ago from USA Author

Southern Hemisphere Friend, Bronwen (BlossomSB) - The title is an old and little-used medical word these days. It refers to stuffing the cells with "stuff." Leave it to the medics to try to steal a word from us writer types. :-)

Gus :-)))


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phdast7 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Absolutely wonderful. :) What a kick! Now I know why you read my hub on Entymology. Aren't words and language the greatest? :) I always know if someone is going to be a lifetime friend by their relationship to a good dictionary and a good Thesaurus. :)


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JamiJay 3 years ago from Somewhere amongst the trees in Vermont.

:D Big smile my friend.


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GusTheRedneck 3 years ago from USA Author

Theresa (phdast7) -

Answering your comment points in reverse order.

(1) I am a friend to all who are my friends, too, but especially those folks who diction airily and to those acquainted with my aged buddy, the saurus critter. (2) some words are purely greater than are other words, and various languages also have rank. Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovocanokoniosis is a pretty dandy word. but its etymology is suspect. The rankest of the languages, in my own unchallenged opinion, is that of the Tuhrnvarian Tribe. No one understands a word of it, not even they, for the tribe awaits discovery, not only of themselves, but of language itself. (3) I read your hub about etymology to check and see if anyone agreed with my Websters about its spelling. That brought great joy to me for it once more showed me that even an old Redneck can beat the book stores at their own game. I got the Websters at half price some 43 years ago.

Have great food fun today.

Gus :-)))


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GusTheRedneck 3 years ago from USA Author

Jami (Jami Jay) -

Your avatar photo is a small one, but I can see that a smile makes you look happy. And that is how things should always be.

Gus :-)))


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teaches12345 3 years ago

You are a master of words! How fun yet it is so true! Love your poem and how it gets the point across on thesaurismosis.


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GusTheRedneck 3 years ago from USA Author

Hi teaches12345 - Words, words, words... Some of them are even OK to use. :-)

Ever get to wondering where that "OK" came from? Check out a presidential election campaign and the little town on the Hudson that was once famous for its super-tasting brand of apples (OK Apples). It was a place named "Old Kinderhook" started by the Dutch folks. That's a fun tale that teaches12345 would be smiling about, once studied.

Have fun.

Gus :-)))

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