Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: voluble, rancid, metronymic, strobic, marcescent, and ruddy.
I don’t usually read the local newspaper, it is always dumbed down and depressing, but I did buy a copy of it the other day after seeing a headline displayed outside the newsagent’s around the corner. ‘Man arrested on train in Dulltown Station,’ it said, but it wasn’t that which caught my eye so much as the photograph on the front of the paper; it was a nice one of the smirking perp being led away in handcuffs by the police – I recognised the face of the perp – it was Tony Mayonnaise, poet from the glory days of the Hull Surrealist League.
It turns out that he had managed to sneak into the conductor’s compartment on the Dulltown – London Express standing at platform 2, and had somehow managed to lock himself in. He had also gained access to the microphone of the public address system on the train and was repeatedly reading his latest spoem (spoof poem) over the loudspeakers to the passengers sitting on the train. One passenger, when interviewed later, said (in between sobs) that the voice over the speakers was, ‘Sinister’, but also, that it sounded, ‘a bit stupid…’
When the police with their dogs and their coloured crime scene tape arrived, a stand-off ensued, and Mayo decided that he would only come out and allow the train to leave if the local paper agreed to publish his spoem in full, and without any of their usual typos, on their front page. This demand was apparently readily agreed to, Mayo came out grinning, and the train was allowed to proceed (thirty minutes late) on its journey – the Dulltown Chief Constable when interviewed later said, ‘Unpleasant though this decision was for us, it seemed, at the time, to be the only possible solution to this particularly ugly incident, and I am happy to say that this dangerous self-styled ‘poet’ is now safely in police custody…’
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Soup bastard ring-snort dizzy palpable pink.
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Fang bastard ruddy chock-wood blue.
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Hooter pop-delve aromatic straw device grey,
Moth side-table smudge-brain caliper grey.
Leaf bastard thong-button lemon charm upset green.
Tony Mayonnaise 2016.