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APED: "twitter double dactyl"

December 7th, 2009 (11:40 pm)

Twitterbird, twitterbird
tweeting incessantly
a hundred and forty bytes,
or a few less.
Cetaceadeficient
sometimes (far too often)
servers can't handle
a few little texts.

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Posted by: Ellen (keyne)
Posted at: December 9th, 2009 06:31 pm (UTC)
cheerful

That was exactly my reaction!

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: December 9th, 2009 08:00 pm (UTC)

The double dactyl requires neologisms! This should be true of more poetry forms.

Posted by: boogieshoes (boogieshoes)
Posted at: December 8th, 2009 12:31 pm (UTC)

how the heck did you come up with a word like 'cetaceadeficient'?

points for using it. double points for context clues fairly well defining it. and triple points for doing it all in a short poem. oi!

-bs

Posted by: oracne - Victoria Janssen (oracne)
Posted at: December 8th, 2009 03:45 pm (UTC)

LOL!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: December 9th, 2009 07:44 pm (UTC)

140 bytes

a bit is a 1 or a 0 and therefore only 2 values.
a byte is 8 1s or 0s and 256 possible values.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: December 9th, 2009 08:00 pm (UTC)

Good catch; thanks!

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