I swallowed a star,
It burned in my chest.
I captured Leviathan,
Laid him to rest.
I swung from the Moon,
I sang to the Sun,
Yet I have done nothing,
Save scarcely begun.
AD BESTIAS(Rodrigo Peñaloza, 2012)
In amphitheatro flavio, turba iam sperabat sanguine satiatum iri. Ecce trahebantur ad bestias…
As a man with a degree in Classics, I am extremely well-placed to explain to you that the plural of negroni is negronorum. Behold my wisdom:
Ernio Hernandez Beyond brilliant. And one of my favorite words. Cheers.
CUR VIRIS LIBERALIBUS SIT INCOHAERENS CAPITIS PRAEDICARE POENAM(Rodrigo Peñaloza, mense martio MMXV)
To dispel any shyness I’ll go first. Here are a few more puns I’ve collected:—
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