#15 – ‘In Honour of Doctor Johnson’

In Honour of Doctor Johnson, and the Anniversary of the Publication of his Famous and Much-Admired Dictionary, a Poem Composed Entirely of such Words as Cannot be Found* in that Celebrated Volume

chipotle hamburger shemale Messerschmitt
tartrazine Tanzania underclass
skyscraper reggae bicarb retrofit
ufologist Joycean supergrass

*Probably. No copies of Johnson’s dictionary were consulted in the making of this poem.


A day late posting because Freezope was down again. Yesterday was the 250th anniversary of the publication of Johnson’s dictionary.