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April 30, 2012 8:57 PM   Subscribe

O dear Miss Mutch, put down your crutch,
And leave us to crack a bottle.

A guy like I weren't meant to die
On the grave of Aristotle.

O leave us dance on the dead romance
Of the small but clear footnote.

The infinitive with my fresh-honed shiv
I will split from heel to throat.
(h/t languagehat).
posted by Diablevert (19 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
Awesome. Thanks.
posted by kjh at 9:03 PM on April 30, 2012


What does h/t mean?
posted by merelyglib at 9:05 PM on April 30, 2012


I have a new hero.
posted by Tomorrowful at 9:05 PM on April 30, 2012


He didn't split a single infinitive in that poem. For shame.

Would've liked to see her letter.
posted by axiom at 9:06 PM on April 30, 2012


What does h/t mean?

"Hat tip." In context, read as "I'm giving credit to languagehat for posting this link where I found it, loved it, and reposted it myself."
posted by Tomorrowful at 9:06 PM on April 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


oic. ty.
posted by merelyglib at 9:12 PM on April 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


IDNOAH
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:23 PM on April 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Great stuff.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:24 PM on April 30, 2012


He didn't split a single infinitive in that poem. For shame.

I spent the entire poem on the edge of my seat, waiting for one to be split. Never got it. Bastard.
posted by Tomorrowful at 9:34 PM on April 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Well, I want to complain about the name "Burj Dubai".

They changed that as well? God damnit
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 10:03 PM on April 30, 2012


He didn't split a single infinitive in that poem. For shame.

True, but he did Roll on, roll on, thou semicolon, which, to my ear, is far more shameful.
posted by twoleftfeet at 10:06 PM on April 30, 2012


O dear Miss Mutch, leave go your clutch
On Noah Webster's pants!
posted by LobsterMitten at 10:27 PM on April 30, 2012


Metafilter: something like the way a Swiss waiter talks.
posted by jeudi at 12:51 AM on May 1, 2012


Well, now I have my epitaph sorted.
posted by BlueJae at 6:14 AM on May 1, 2012


Well, now I have my epitaph sorted.

Which bit?
posted by Diablevert at 7:50 AM on May 1, 2012


Metafilter: something like the way a Swiss waiter talks.

I think you mean:

MetaFilter: The whom of the me and the I.
posted by The Bellman at 8:31 AM on May 1, 2012


> IDNOAH

YSBAH.
posted by languagehat at 9:16 AM on May 1, 2012


KTHXBUY
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:03 PM on May 1, 2012


> IDNOAH

> YSBAH.

IWSYMH.
posted by cacophony at 6:53 PM on May 1, 2012


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