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If you're looking for religion today, you've come to the wrong place. My title implicitly says as much already. Only wine happily escapes the pejoratives of an "unctuous style" — certainly not preachers, undertakers, and others given to lubricious applications of high spirits. And I should know.

I pressure-pumped shingle oil on my roof Saturday. Ugh! Talk about extreme unction and dirty hands! The experience was doubly compounded by Coppertone Sunblock #15, too. Even Dialectizer would have trouble doing justice to my "redneck."

Which is why I thought to share a short poem from Down Under. You'll appreciate Jeffrey Sears' aptly high umbrage — like mine, Saturday — at what he calls Rubbery Words.

Think of what modern petrochemicals have done for such substances today and you'll understand.

Meantime, I've a new category to start called "Diction."


Thanks for the link on the Rubbery Words poem. Check out the short stories as well.


Posted by
Jeff Sears on July 1, 2003 11:11 AM

I am greatly enthused and amused by the Rubbery Words poem. It is fiercely fantastic and I will share it with friends. Words are a joy.


Posted by Allison on July 24, 2003 05:16 PM

Thanks for the comment, Allison.

Check out my whole site at www.clydepark.com

Posted by Jeff Sears on August 13, 2003 02:54 PM

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