November 26, 2022

NOV 26, poets' corner: editorial balking



Lexicographers routinely squawk,

At key words picked late and ad hoc.

'Undefined' poems never

(Though their wordplay is clever)

Get approved. Eds aren't moved, so they balk.

Dr G.H. and Giorgio Coniglio, 2022

Authors' Note:
This verse bypasses the requirement at OEDILF for 'definition', in favor of the more reasonable targets of 'exemplification' and 'entertainment'. The author points out hesitatingly that 17 prior 'balk-verses' in OEDILF's data-base (as of 2022) altogether provide minimal definition of the many meanings of this puzzling word.
 You can find lots of other verses on this blog under the rubric "Poets' Corner".  Most of them are in limerick format, and have been subjected to the editing process at OEDILF, the Online English Dictionary in Limerick Form. To access all the others, type the phrase Poets Corner into the searchline on this blogpost (at the top of the righthand navigation column).

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