Douglas Scotney

Gold Star - 35,832 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

Vulgarity - Poem by Douglas Scotney

On an easy day
back in Rome,
where expectoris
and expectus
were spit,
the one was the goddess,
you'd expect,
and the other the god,
but the people
would have called them
spec and spect.

Topic(s) of this poem: language


Poet's Notes about The Poem

'vulgarity', from the Latin for 'people'

Comments about Vulgarity by Douglas Scotney

  • Michael Walkerjohn (1/14/2016 1:59:00 AM)


    Aloha douglas...

    as the spittle drools off of my lip... Peter Piper pick a speck of fly shite out the fine ground black pepper... dis spec and dat spect did inspect my dipstick! What a stitch of schist! Fine, fine, tribute to the better choice of words that stick to the slick of thoughts in this otherwise mundane world... All of the best from this life, to you, and all of your relations... Michaelw1two
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  • Paul Warren (1/13/2016 7:33:00 PM)


    In the 70s we used to lock people up for swearing in public. Nowadays it is frowned upon. It seems the bar has gone down on what is acceptable behaviour. I think that society now is easy going in some things but we have lost something. I was spat on straight in the eyes and waited a couple of months whilst tests decided if I had picked up any diseases. I still think it is abhorrent. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (1/13/2016 7:29:00 PM)


    Easy day backs on and we think of language expression. We hope this is definitely thoughtful poem as shared in this forum. Interesting sharing done really.10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Poem Edited: Wednesday, January 13, 2016


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