• @[email protected]
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    473 months ago

    Hot take:

    Every time I see a Doctor Seuss parody that doesn’t respect the very strict meter that made his stuff flow so well, it’s always followed by about five minutes of me trying to fix it and then stopping because that was supposed to be the author’s responsibility. You can sneak in an extra syllable here or there, and there will be situations where it’s ambiguous based on word pronunciation, but any more than two syllables off and you should’ve workshopped it some more.

    Take all of these matters most seriously
    The gravest of grave should be clear
    To step out of meter where any could see
    Will only get side-glancing sneers

    And who, then, shall patch up this unfinished road
    Assembled with half-baked word stones?
    'Tis not my intent but I think it’s best flowed
    With a concrete from Onceler’s old bones

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      3 months ago

      I’d say poor meter is in the creative realm of stick figures. its a valid shortcut to make a point or punchline. but I can understand why it bothers you

    • @[email protected]
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      183 months ago

      In the US, they both use the same ending sound which is similar to “aht”. So “Twaht” and “naht” sound like they rhyme.

    • themeatbridge
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      103 months ago

      In American accents it does. Does it rhyme with “cat” where you live?

      • @samus12345
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        133 months ago

        “How about some scat, you little twat?”

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    3 months ago

    "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,

    I’ll make sure you’re not living much longer. You’re not."

  • @Rolando
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    53 months ago

    Mother Nature might not win. Mother Nature could theoretically die completely. But that’s when Father Outer Space takes over the planet.

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        23 months ago

        Wikipedia’s timeline of the far future

        That was a far-out read, thanks. I was all hyped about the Andromeda Galaxy merging with the Milky Way, until I realized that humanity would be extinct or highly speciated.