Double Dactyl: Brexit

'Trusting Child' statue, by DieselHP, via Wikimedia CommonsLast night’s UK election in which the now unabashedly cruel and inhumane Tories won a clear majority for the first time in ages was disturbing and depressing. Odgraphix described it as “Higaldy-Pigaldy”, which reminded me of the double dactyl style of poetry since those start with a nonsense line, often literally “Higgledy-Piggledy”. So I think I’ll post such things from time to time on current topics, cuttlewise, and start with this one.

Now the UK has a
Definite path ahead:
Brexit comes off

All due to racists
Electing a thoroughly
Cold-blooded toff.


  1. says

    That would certainly be nice! Ah, but one needs a community for that, a commentariat, and I have no idea how one is supposed to get one of those. Though, I reckon PZ’s example shows how it’s hard to get rid of them too, since we all go there despite the ongoing ‘FULL OF SPIDERS’ issue… XD

  2. Jazzlet says

    I think a commentariat takes time to develop, and needs reasonably regular postings to do so, which is a bit of a pain for you, posting into the apparent void before it develops

  3. Jazzlet says

    Oh and I think I’m in shock about the result, I can’t really grasp the horror of what it will mean at the moment.

  4. brucegee1962 says

    I love double dactyls, and I’ll be reading your blog (even if I don’t comment a lot). You seem off to a good start!

  5. StevoR says

    Yeah, Jazzlet is right – both about the commentariat development and Brexit. I think Jeremy Corbyn like Australia’s former opposition leader Bill Shorten, like Hillary Clinton, like former Aussie PM Julia Gillard was demoinised by a long Murdoch campaign of smearing, misinfo, exxagerations, rumours and narrative framing.

    First time I’ve seen your blog Abbey St. Brendan. Thanks and wishing you good luck.

  6. says

    Thanks, folks. I mean, I know it’s a time and effort thing; I’m just a bit insecure and prone to a certain amount of recreational whining. It hasn’t been a week yet, and I am feeling no urge to stop! The encouragement is very much appreciated.

  7. voyager says

    Your double dactyl poem is interesting, and I think you’re off to a great start. I don’t always comment. but I read everything posted at FTB. Your commentariat will grow with time.

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