First Word Definitions

I'm reading a fabulous book right now: Hofstadter's Metamagical Themas.

In it he does something fun, which is creating definitions of words where each word in the definition starts with the next letter in the word. He does it with pasta, I thought I'd do a few with mythical beasts:

Griffon: Great Ruffled Insect (Furry, Flighted) Or Nonexistent

Pegasus: Poetic Equus, Galloping And Soaring Until Sleepy

Gnome: Gnat (Not) Of Mythic Entertainment

It's very fun! I want to encourage all my blog readers to make one (or more) for some more fabulous beasts, and to add them to this post as a comment.

(See http://webhome.idirect.com/~donlong/monsters/monsters.htm for a list of them.)

Comments

Daniel said…
Sticking my toe in here:

Faun - Furry Abs, Ungulate Nads
Daniel said…
While sitting in a lecture on friday:

Klaxon
Rings:
Argonauts
Kombat
Enormous
Nautilus

Mane
And
Nasty
Tail
Indicate
Creature
Orally
Ravaging
Everyone

Please
Ignore
Xenophobia:
Irresistable
Elf

Fun!

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