Mighty Red Pen

October 3, 2008

You say it’s your blogiversary, it’s my blogiversary, too.

Filed under: Wordsworthy — mighty red pen @ 6:03 pm
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In evidence that you can teach an old MRP new tricks, just this week, I learned the expression “procrustean bed.” It so did not mean what I thought it would mean. So I’d like to observe MRP’s second blogiversary (it was sometime last week) with a little fun. Those of you who already know what “procrustean bed” means may have an advantage . . . and you may not. Those who do not already know, no fair cheating by looking it up.

Please write a sentence using the term “procrustean bed,” applying whatever definition you know or create. The most creative one will win!

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And a special hat tip to all my readers. I’ve appreciated every one of you for your loyal readership, your great submissions, and your lively comments over the past two years. ¡Gracias!

8 Comments »

  1. Walking into his dorm room, I realized that there was no way I could sleep – or do anything else – on that procrustean bed.

    Comment by Betsy — October 3, 2008 @ 7:13 pm | Reply

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  3. Here’s a shot, based on a children’s book I just read: William’s little brother aimed to get tall quickly by such mechanisms as eating ten apples per day and standing in the garden under the sprinkler — everything short of lying in a Procrustean bed.

    Comment by helen's dad — October 5, 2008 @ 9:29 am | Reply

  4. When your mum used to cut the crusts off sandwiches, back when you were little, the crusts got sent to the procrustean bed in the sky: it’s like heaven for crusts.

    Comment by Izzy — October 5, 2008 @ 10:29 am | Reply

  5. The sandwich comes served couched in a procrustean bed of lettuce and cottage cheese.

    Comment by tk. — October 5, 2008 @ 10:56 am | Reply

  6. Too often in writing for MRP’s editorial pen, I find myself laying my words on a procrustean bed: either I will explain myself fully and go too long or be succinct and thus fail to convey the complexities of the circumstances I report.

    Comment by David — October 7, 2008 @ 2:32 pm | Reply

  7. The crabs all lived happily together on the procrustean bed, surely?

    Comment by JD — October 8, 2008 @ 6:36 am | Reply

  8. Oh, and happy blogiversary – can we expect the terrible twos now?

    Comment by JD — October 8, 2008 @ 6:36 am | Reply


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