Word of the day

Worsification – the composition of bad poetry.

Source: Phrontistery

8 Responses to Word of the day

  1. morglies says:

    Love it. 😛


  2. ZenTiger says:

    If poetry was any terser
    I think I’d find it worser
    I’d prefer happy letterers
    To make my poems betterer

    Although an investigation
    Into writings with worsification
    I’d have to say it’s not the rhymes
    But the petering of the metering.

    One can wax prosaically over their prosody
    But give me a suprasegmented phonology
    Full of syntax and semiotics
    And the foolish seems less idiotics

    He said off the top of his head
    And then went back to his bottle…
    “To die, in the rain”, he muttered.


  3. ZenTiger says:

    Do I win?


  4. robertguyton says:

    It’s simple to worsify rhyme
    I do it most of the time.


  5. Richard says:

    V good – where did it come from? – will copy to a friend who is apt to spring into verse at this time year after a good dinner


  6. adam2314 says:

    Very good ZT.

    Work today was even worserer
    than before those hols sirer.

    It made me a grinner
    before I made my dinner.


  7. homepaddock says:

    Zen – you do indeed win – McGonagal would be proud of you.

    Robert – good point, alas worsifying is easier (acidentally or on purpose) than versifying.

    Richard – I found it in Phrontistery (see link above).


  8. ZenTiger says:

    I still cringe when I read what I wrote. I could not have made it worser if I tried.


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