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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Huh? (01/21/10)

TITLE: The Kingdom of Thesaurius
By Mary Lou Tiner
01/28/10


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THE KINGDOM OF THESAURIUS

The Kingdom of Thesaurius
Invited Frank Scholar-ius
Who’s work would be laborious
But simply must be done!

Their language was inadequate
For all the scholars now admit
An etymon was deficit
There was no word for “huh”.

The Kingdom was dissatisfied
For “huh” cannot be classified
It sounds like verbal homicide
It’s not a word at all.

Frank’s research was meticulous
Consulting terms indigenous
Avoiding words precarious
And yet Frank could find none.

For when Frank tried to recompose
A “d” with “h” he did transpose
The only word Frank could expose
Was “duh” instead of “huh”.

For “huh” is most mysterious
An idiom most curious
Sometimes it’s most compendious
Revealing you are dumb.

But other meanings do exist
For those who lean toward pragmatist
These experts firmly will insist
It means: you didn’t hear.

Now Frank faced this predicament
The Kingdom pressed toward banishment
This word was an embarrassment
“Huh” really had to go.

Frank sought out every novelist
He questioned every journalist
He even asked a Methodist.
Yet no one had a clue.

Alas, poor Frank found no success
No other word could best express
The Kingdom had to acquiesce
And let “huh” just be “huh”.


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Marilyn Schnepp 01/28/10
I thought the subject matter in this semi-rhythmic entry written in poetic form was Excellent; (although truthfully I must confess it was way above my head...mentality-wise); but unique, refreshing and enjoyable. It had to have taken alot of brainpower to find those big words. (^.^) Wow! Kudos for a masterful job of delightful entertainment!
Beth LaBuff 01/28/10
LOVE THIS! what wit!!!
Ruth Brown 01/28/10
So many clever lines like 'verbal homicide' and 'even asked a Methodist'!
A real treat,you are flowing in your gift!
Lollie Hofer 01/30/10
How in the world did you pull this off? I don't even know that many big words! Not only did you rhyme hundred dollar words, you rhymed them well. I'm impressed, if you can't tell by now. Incredibly well-written poem. Love that you even asked a Methodist...that made me laugh out loud. Kudos!
Rachel Rudd01/31/10
I liked this. Thanks for the humorous read. The line "He even asked a Methodist." made me laugh.
Gregory Kane01/31/10
Delightfully pedantic. I confess that I stumbled over 'deficit' but otherwise I enjoyed your creative entry
c clemons02/03/10
Yes I stumbled here and there but I thought overall it was a treat.
Sarah Elisabeth 02/04/10
Hey Mary, the highest rankings were just posted on the forums, congrats on placing 8th in Level 3! Awesome job, you can view the rankings here:

http://www.faithwriters.com/Boards/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=28619