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Started by slicey on Apr 28, 2022 12:17:47 PM
Love is nothing but lost mispelled

More Whimsy for you.In 2022.

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Imps2 - 28 Apr 2022 12:38:16 (#1 of 1157)

Very misspelled. 2/4.

Nice title! I'm all in favour of more love.

Imps2 - 28 Apr 2022 12:47:19 (#2 of 1157)

Googling types of love (agape, philia etc) I found storge, which I have never heard of before and I swear someone has made up since my days of Ancient Greek with Mrs Matthews.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storge

I mean, they claim it's in Liddell & Scott but I reckon they are making that up.

slicey - 28 Apr 2022 12:51:18 (#3 of 1157)

Storge sounds like something you would eat if you didn't think kale was disgusting/healthy enough.

MysteryDate - 28 Apr 2022 13:52:26 (#4 of 1157)

I lost a post on the end of the last thread about catten (and katten being the Dutch plural for cats), and scooping up Dobermans.

Oh well.

DejaLu - 28 Apr 2022 13:58:02 (#5 of 1157)

Oh god, now I’m going to have to look in Liddell & Scott to check or I’ll be fretting all afternoon. I’ve never heard of it, either.

DejaLu - 28 Apr 2022 14:03:07 (#6 of 1157)

Update: Storge is in Liddell & Scott. Mrs Matthews and Mrs Moriarty were clearly sex maniacs who only wanted to talk about the other kinds of love.

Imps2 - 28 Apr 2022 13:05:55 (#7 of 1157)

Maybe Storge is a fiendish MI6 test of whether you are Googling or really know shit? Like those street names they put on maps to catch plagiarists.

I am rewarding myself for exemplary outpatient behaviour by having the kind of McDonald's burger I would frown on should anyone in my family order it.

elderberry - 28 Apr 2022 13:16:08 (#8 of 1157)

does storge rhyme with corgi?

DejaLu - 28 Apr 2022 14:16:50 (#9 of 1157)

My parents are spending most of their lives in UCH outpatients at the moment. My dad complained to me about the enormous amounts of money they’re spending on hospital junk food. My suggestion that they take sandwiches was not well-received.

DejaLu - 28 Apr 2022 14:17:20 (#10 of 1157)

Store-gay. Like a bloke who works in Selfridges’ fashion department.

elderberry - 28 Apr 2022 13:21:39 (#11 of 1157)

so I can't write a properly rhyming poem about my storge for a corgi?

that's sad

Macpaddy - 28 Apr 2022 14:22:36 (#12 of 1157)

Just as well, if you ask me.

elderberry - 28 Apr 2022 13:26:32 (#13 of 1157)

oy

slicey - 28 Apr 2022 13:35:59 (#14 of 1157)

What should I get our Queen

For her platinum jubilee?

A corgi named Jason?

Or a storge from Fortnum and Mason.



i am so sorry.

Catspyjamas17 - 28 Apr 2022 14:47:16 (#15 of 1157)

although the overfeeding of pets (even if accidental) makes me sad.

It doesn't make Juno sad. We could feed her until she looked like Shirley in Shaun the Sheep and she'd still eat more.

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shir
ley_0.png

airynothing - 28 Apr 2022 13:55:55 (#16 of 1157)

Like those street names they put on maps to catch plagiarists

Mountweazels! Or is that only for fake dictionary entries?

slicey - 28 Apr 2022 13:57:13 (#17 of 1157)

“Weaseling out of things is important to learn; it’s what separates us from the animals… except the weasel.”

elderberry - 28 Apr 2022 13:59:28 (#18 of 1157)

We always make so much of Eros

Heights of joy and depths of loss

Dearest friends share in the Philia

Doubt me? check the memorabilia

Pure transcendental holy Agape

That's the thing for God the pappy

But oh the homely joys of Storge

With a little cuddly corgi.





I think I need to get a dog soon.

slicey - 28 Apr 2022 14:00:47 (#19 of 1157)

You should come visit as we seem to have a couple of spares most days.

slicey - 28 Apr 2022 14:01:20 (#20 of 1157)

Your poem was better than mine.

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