[LMB] Vashnoi Haiku

Sylvia McIvers sylviamcivers at gmail.com
Wed May 30 18:39:05 BST 2018

On Sat, May 26, 2018 at 2:27 AM, Nicholas David Rosen <ndrosen at erols.com>

> Sylvia McIvers wrote:
> > On Tue, May 22, 2018 at 11:34 PM, Nicholas David Rosen <
> ndrosen at erols.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > That was a very
> > terrific spoilerific
> > hai'ku done for us.
> >
> > (how many syllabubs in haiku? hai'ku or ha'i'ku?)
> >
> > How do you brim the tinfall?  Inquiring minds want to know.
> I don’t know how to brim the tinfall; the jingle is from Vernor Vinge’s
> novel, A DEEPNESS IN THE SKY....  I do recommend the novel, by the way, as
> well as its predecessor, A FIRE UPON THE DEEP.
> Thank you for your kind opinion of my seventeen syllables.
> Oh, was “syllabubs” humor, or autocorrect’s attempt to help you?  I’ve
> never drunk syllabub, but perhaps I should try a version with soy milk.
> I shall look for the books.

Syllabub is a line from Princess Bride the Booke which never made it into
the movie, which made me sad. I use it often, though.

Who still believes that mawwige is a dweam wiffin a dweam, and we are all

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