d: Everything Higgledy-Piggledy (Reader Comments)
Dominus, who can usually be counted upon to provide a comment, wrote:
isn't his favorite—
too many syllables,
not enough length.
can't do them anyway;
isn't his strength.
Ranjit Bhatnagar wrote to say: "I once tried to combine the venerable Higgledy-Piggledy form with the equally well-respected Ten-Word Story, but the results speak for themselves."
My main complaint about this one is that it's wrong—it does amuse. At least, it amuses me. But I suppose Ranjit was only engaging in apophasis (claiming to deny something while actually affirming it).
(Last updated: 27 March 1997)