JABBERWOCKY by Lewis Carroll (from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872)
`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe.
"Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch!"
He took his vorpal sword in hand: Long time the manxome foe he sought -- So rested he by the Tumtum tree, And stood awhile in thought.
And, as in uffish thought he stood, The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame, Came whiffling through the tulgey wood, And burbled as it came!
One, two! One, two! And through and through The vorpal blade went snicker-snack! He left it dead, and with its head He went galumphing back.
"And, has thou slain the Jabberwock? Come to my arms, my beamish boy! O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!' He chortled in his joy.
`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe.
Have you ever read that poem before? I remember reading it as a high-schooler and then singing it (yes, believe it or not, there's a song), in high school choir. Even though so many words are gibberish, the way it's written seems to make perfect sense, doesn't it?
I posted the classic poem, because as I come across all those silly verification words on other people's blogs, well I am reminded of Jabberwocky. In fact, if I took the time, I could probably come up with my own poem using some of the silly words I've encountered:
spermi sucinelse forre prosese (sounds like a new pharmaceutical) avolu moniat graniat
And finally, I guess because today's election day, the word verification system decided to put in a real word, flags. One of these days, I'm going to write my own jabberwocky poem. In the meantime, get out and vote, and have a frabjous day. :-)