Look It Up In A Book - Poem by Douglas Scotney
A poet uses 'acer'.
Who don't know it who look it up in a book,
see it's not only that
but Latin for 'sharp'.
An acus was a decent-sized needle;
a small one, an acicula.
Was a short perpendus
A stubby tail was a penicilla.
An ironic fate awaits a girl named Priscilla.
Acheron is pronounced ak-
but Aceulean's a-shoe-.
A good friend is a fidus Achates (akartease) ,
and in Greece, a short sword is an akinakes.
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