Sunday, January 16, 2011

SCAEVITY, from DECEMBER



Ann Hodges decided to take a nap in 1954.

“I think I will take a nap” said Ann Hodges,

which she did. She wasn’t thinking of

the word ‘scaevity’ when she was hit

by a meteorite that fell through her roof.

‘Scaevity’ means ‘unlucky.’ It’s a noun.

Although it would be understandable if she did.

But no one has used scaevity in...oh, how long

has it been? Maybe a hundred years. Maybe two.

It’s because so far there has been one person in the world

who has ever suffered from scaevity due to meteorites:

yes--Ann Hodges, nap taker.

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