As no-one has seen fit to grant my request for an extension, I fear that my final attempt to fit all of the remaining words in before the deadline (which is most fearful in its propinquity) will appear more than a little maladroit. Ah well, such is the price for those who procrastinate. I would elucidate upon my reasons for the lack of wonderfully worded posts to date, but I fear that their ineffability would render this post unutterable. So I won’t.
As you may or may not remember (that word is an amphibranch, btw), the unorthodox schoolteacher in ‘The History Boys’ did not want to produce pupils who in the future would profess a love of ‘lit-er-achure’ and ‘words’ (uttered in a reverent tone of voice). I am afraid that he would not hang out the bunting for me, for I have professed a love of ‘words’ in the past. Hence the reason for this game, I suppose. At least, however, I did not merely stop at quoting antidisestablishmentariasm as being the longest word in the English language. That is amateur stuff, after all.
If I, Dith, have been paying more attention in this attempt to insert highfalutin words into my semi-eponymous Daftness of Dith blog, I would possibly have ensured at least an attempt at a quotidian post rate. However, would such a quantification have done more justice to this challenge than this last minute marathon attempt at avoiding being the object of Schadenfreude? (Talking of which, I cannot find the word ‘optimath’ anywhere, Kerensa). As it is, the extent of this entry may well end up being corteminous with all of my other entries combined.
My only regret at the limitation of this final ‘shoe-horn’ post is that I did not allow myself sufficient scope to explore the Parable of the Sporidium, the Pismire and the Weevil. However, if you ask nicely enough, I may be able to produce it for you at a later date.
So, dear friends – unless you wish to be classified as erstwhile – I would ask you to join me in the following exclamation, traditionally uttered by those who have succeeded in the completion of an utterly pointless, self-imposed goal: