Okay, we haven’t done this for a while. We’ve been sidetracked by world events: Olmert’s appeasement negotiations with the Fatah terrorists, Iranian gunboats in the Straits of Hormuz, Hillary’s deeply moving tears as she was about to lose another primary, and oh yes, the Writer’s Guild Strike.
The sheer weight of world and national events is just depressing and exhausting.
But we have resolved never to stray too long from our core passion: language and its awesome power.
That’s why we never tire of this verse:
Death and life lie in the power of the tongue.
—Mishlei, Proverbs 18:21.
If you’re new to our little contest, here’s the drill: we’ve listed three really obscure English words. Your job—if you choose to risk the assignment—is to compose one single coherent and witty sentence using all three words.
Send the sentence to our comments section.
And the best Seraphic Sentence is the winner.
The prize is the new Seraphic Press™ all canvas Tote Bag. Very handy for schlepping groceries, books, DVD’s—or lots of ammunition. Yup, we made sure it’s sturdy enough for the toughest assignments.
Sorry, no pictures yet, but take our word for it, this is a very handsome tote bag, natural canvas with dark blue trim, emblazoned with the very cool gold and blue Seraphic Press™ logo. You can even tote your Seraphic Press™ tote bag to, say, the hoo-ha, Hamptons, and the upper classes will gaze in admiration and wonder: where did that Seraphic bag come from? And: how can I acquire such a fine item?
Well, only from Seraphic Secret.
The contest ends today Wednesday, January 16, at midnight Pacific Time.
Udate: We apologize, there was a typo in the definition of jehu. It’s a reckless driver, not drive. In any case. We’ll let the submissions stand as they are, but from now on, the correct definition should be used. Thanks so much to Kishke for bringing this to our attention.
v. to feign sickness in order to avoid work
adj. pertaining to an unequal state of desire between two people
n. a reckless driver
Hat Tip: Futility Closet
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