for the first time in two years, I pruned the side boxwoods -- I am hoping to let them escalate, though they won't get as high eventually as the last house's privet, they could reach 8 ft. they are at abt 5 now.

anyhoo, this -- pruning -- often gets me thinking about form

as I recently finished THE MAN WHO MADE LISTS, a book my parents gave my husband (rather dull, unfortunately, btw), this made me consider: how did rhyme and form change from before there was a dictionary and after, from before dictionaries and a theasaurus, and after?

a corollary with etymology, but I think that's older.

also, open question re: word hoard (obviously an interest of mine, given TO DELITE AND INSTRUCT)


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