Saturday, August 11, 2018

Saturday commute clv: A sociable buoyancy


A spar running out
from ship's stem
to which forestays
are fastened.





   I note how Apple's domestic lexicon
   tracks with the Oxford English Dic-
   tionary's definition of a bowsprit,
   with no litigation over plagiarism.

   Thinking different, yielding to the
   temptations of conformity, or going
   soft in concessions to convenience?
















J.B. Sykes
  editor
The Concise Oxford
  Dictionary of Current
  English
Oxford University Press, 1964©