Monday, December 26, 2011

A.Word.A.Day drabble – “congeries”

A.Word.A.Day drabble – 6/9/10: “congeries”

A Word A Day by Anu Garg
PRONUNCIATION: (kon-JEER-eez, KON-juh-reez)
noun: A collection of miscellaneous things.
From Latin congeries (heap), from congerere (to heap up), from con- (with) + gerere (to carry).

More or less stolen from “The Simpsons”.

“I’ve got something special planned for tonight,” Jason said. “Go look in the dresser.”

Dane practically skipped up the stairs to Jason’s bedroom, where he found that the dresser contained a congeries of seemingly unrelated objects: a Slinky, a half-eaten box of chocolates, a red satin thong, a copy of Madden NFL 11, one wool sock, some illegal fireworks, a jumbo bottle of lube, and a baseball bat.

Dane stormed back down the stairs. “I don’t know what you had in mind, but count me out!”

“What? Didn’t you find the tickets I left on the dresser?”

“...On the dresser.”

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