Douglas Scotney

Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide
Douglas Scotney
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide
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It was sophisticated
to call a typewriter that,
after the Greek typtein to strike,
and not to call it a tap-tap-tapper,
after the French taper to tap.

It's too fancy to say
'envelop' (from the French) ,
so English goes to Middle English,
and tweaks 'wrappen' to 'wrap'.
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Monday, March 15, 2021
Topic(s) of this poem: language,development,style,name
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Captain Cur 15 March 2021
By the way your details with words and inventions are quite marvelous too.
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Captain Cur 15 March 2021
So as I read this I visualized a 1920's flapper as she tapped out a sentence or two dressed in a boa and high heeled shoes, perhaps not French or Greek but well keyed and marvelously developed.
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