AT LAST—We’ve now commenced our third—and final—journey through Webster’s 3rd. This time, I’m picking a word near the middle of each entry for each letter—a word that interests me for some reason or a word I’d not ever known before—and surrounding it with a frayed coat of doggerel.
Words that flew into my life from Webster’s 3rd
the condition of the skull caused by artificial flattening
There was a certain mania
In town for platycrania.
The men in town with rounded heads
Were smooshing them (then growing dreads).
They looked a bit like stumps o’ergrown,
But this involved just hair and bone—
Okay, and quite a bit of skin,
But what a quandry they were in
When women said the look was yuck—
A sort of hatless Donald Duck.