Messing with letters… Utrage?…

But first…
Dulltown, Europe: Today’s 16th c. English expletive is Gerry gan the ruffian clye thee!… and no, I have no idea what it means, even my little book of oaths where I found it didn’t explain it. It sounds good though doesn’t it? I think it might be a suitable thing to shout out of an upstairs window at three o’clock in the morning.
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A simple, but annoying puzzle involving the letter ‘O’.
Yes, it does look like a poem doesn’t it? But no, it isn’t one.
I call this the ‘Blocksmith Puzzle’ because its origin is in a keyboard error I once noticed I’d made typing the word ‘locksmith’.
It’s a nice word, blocksmith!…

Some of the letter ‘O’s have been deliberately loosened from this page; please tip all these words into a small bag, give it a good shake, and then tip them out to see if order can spontaneously arise from chaos.

blong ognu atmeal opine

utrage oillness val oink

rator ovent ptician open

nomatopoeia oimp chre olone

ffal omud hmage onest

live ooxen nanism otea

oze ofinger pening ounder

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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