Friday July 25th, 2014

The exercise:

Write four lines of prose about: word crimes.

If you haven't seen Weird Al's parody of Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines, take a few minutes to go appreciate it. Though I suppose to get the full experience you'd need to watch the original video, but I highly prefer the version with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots so you can go find it yourself if you want.

We all know how YouTube works.

Lots of blackberries headed to tomorrow's market, along with the remainder of the apricots, a few raspberries, some green beans, and garlic. Not expecting to be super busy, but hopefully we'll be able to sell most of what we bring.

Mine:

"Mr. Ranger, your crimes have been laid out in great detail. The punishment for these indiscretions are explicit and unbending. Do you have anything to say for yourself?"

"Well, dude, it's like I've been saying all along... I still don't think you can prove that I was the very first person in, like, the whole wide world to type LOL online."

2 Comments:

Greg said...

Well, if we're talking about Word Crimes then I guess I ought to link to this as well, and note that the links in there are also worth reading. I quite like the song for what it's worth, though I tend not to be prescriptivist myself :)
Heh, I think Mr. Ranger deserves everything that's coming to him!

Word Crimes
The Vocabulary Pope looked up from the dictionary he'd been reading, and eyed the man stood between the gaudily clad guards. There was silence in the great hall, partly because it reminded everyone who entered it of a library, and partly because the Vocabulary Pope was about to pass sentence.
"For your word crimes," he said, his voice surprisingly strong and slightly harsh as though he smoked too much, "you are sentenced to clean every tittle in my library."
The crowd sighed; it was an arduous punishment, but they could see how well it fit the crime.

Marc said...

Greg - thank you for that link, I'm just now checking it out.

Hah, that is a clever take on the prompt - though I should have expected no less from you on this one :D