You shouldn’t have done that

Today’s Zippy, with Mr. Toad’s chide … deride … upbraid — a one-line poem and an exercise in lexical semantics: (#1) Mr. Toad condescends to the counterman at the Nameless Diner From the tiny poetry desk. chide deride upbraid. A moment of iambic trimeter, with short first foot, to give shorter before longer. And then: … Continue reading You shouldn’t have done that