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Websteristicinnovatistic

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Websteristicinnovatistic


Antidisestablishmentarianism, 
Webster handled with ease.
Words like these
 he thought were a breeze.
A renowned lexicographer,
 there is no doubt,
But, the world’s biggest word, 
Webster left out.
In only two letters 
of unused space
He crowded the big word, 
“IF” in disgrace!


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  1. Date: 3/5/2011 12:36:00 AM
    great to see the win James!all the best.

  1. Date: 3/4/2011 4:57:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win James. I can just imagine Paula sitting there trying to pronounce some of the words in her contest. Have a wonderful weekend. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/3/2011 8:53:00 PM
    So glad to see this poem get recognition, James. Congratulations! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/3/2011 7:49:00 PM
    Congrats James on your HM in Paula's contest with this awesome write and new word luv.. enjoy your very special honor with luv..

  1. Date: 2/16/2011 3:21:00 PM
    Interesting thought penned that is a big word for sure...Sara

  1. Date: 2/16/2011 11:09:00 AM
    What a cute poem, James, and definitely a great entry to the contest to create your own word. Very witty ending! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/16/2011 6:53:00 AM
    great words and a fun poem to read, I am a wierd sort, I love dictionaires, sort of obsessed, have piles of them, not sure why, except I love words~~

  1. Date: 2/10/2011 7:27:00 AM
    Nice witty write,James!Love it---kashinath