Thursday, April 21, 2011

Latitude of Dignity

Dignity, Latitude of.  Substantive.  The number of square inches by which your shirttail extends beyond your, um, fundament.
 I dreamed that one up--quite literally--about 4 this morning.   I had thought that it was coined by Edgar Allan Poe, but if so, he concealed it from Google.  Poe was looking pretty weird, BTW; at 151 years dead, I suppose this is hardly surprising.

Curious afterthought: my spellchecker doesn't like "fundament," either.

Absurd afterthought:  My friend Dan said I was perhaps thinking of Poe's vastly inferior contemporary, Edgar Allan Poo, with whom he is often confused.  I won't, um, dignify that with reply.  

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