So how do y'all feel about multies?
  • So how do y'all feel about multies? Personally, I like them. I use them and they offer a more creative challenge to your writing, especially when starting out. I find them easy when staying simple, but once you add more syllables to rhyme to like 4 or 6, well, I sometimes find myself stuck in a rut after that. Then once you use certain rhyme schemes like a..."ABBACC" rhyme scheme, you get a kinda good feel about yourself. For the record, I've never done that.

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If you're using syllable structured form in poetry....

newyearsjay answered your question: I get confused with syllables…is the word neon one or two?

I would say two

elibird replied to your post: I get confused with syllables…is the word neon one or two?

2 in my book. Knee-on.

That’s what I thought, but the first and third syllable counters I tried indicated one. I guess with poetry, you can play hard and fast with the specifics of syllables to make the phrase work.

So I’m trying out creating some Tanka poetry. It’s a five line Japanese form in which the syllables you use in each line works like this; 5, 7, 5, 7, 7. I had the bare bones of a poem sitting in my drafts page for over a year, and decided to restructure it into Tanka when I couldn’t get to sleep last night.

"Neon" is a strange one, because if you think of the sounds of a word starting and ending with the opening and closing of the mouth, then neon would just be one syllable. If you say it faster than you would usually say it, it feels like just one syllable, but in regularly speed it feels like it should be two.

30 Days of TAH #14: Recruitment

Have you ever gotten someone else to listen to TAH?  What did you or say do to convince them to listen?  Are there any resources you’ve used or gotten anyone else involved in getting them to listen?  Any great memories of someone you’ve convinced to listen reacting to the show?

I’ve gotten a couple people into The Thrilling Adventure Hour. I have two basic avenues.

First, I have a lot of comedy-nerd friends. They’re easy, because they’re bound to be fans of a convenient guest star. Or if they like comedy podcasts, they like Paul F. Tompkins.

But I also have friends who are fans of old movies. They like to call themselves “cinephiles,” but that’s just because multisyllabic words with Latin roots sound fancy. It goes back to the Norman Invasion. Anyway. They like The Thin Man (incidentally, if you like Beyond Belief and haven’t watched at least the first Thin Man movie, you are not living your best life) and recognize the tropes of old Western movies. And Tales from the Black Lagoon is basically written for them.

UGH!!!!!!!

STOP IT WITH THE MULTISYLLABIC PSEUDO LATIN!!!! YEAH, YOU HEARD ME! THIS ISN’T EVEN ENGLISH ANYMORE, IT’S WANNABE LATIN!!!!!! AND YOU KNOW WHAT?!?!?! YOU’RE SCREWING UP BOTH LANGUAGES!!!!!!!!!!! I DON’T CARE THAT THIS IS THE TRADITIONAL WAY THAT ENGLISH DOES THINGS!!!! UGGGHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Historic Hip Hop #21: Road to the Riches by Kool G Rap and DJ Polo

Although Kool G Rap is best known for his 90’s mafioso rap albums, his albums released collaboratively with DJ Polo are where he shows his real chops. His album debut contains none of the dark narrative style of his later years, but instead highlights a multisyllabic rhyme style so complex and fast that only Kool Moe Dee, Big Daddy Kane, and Rakim could hope to match him at the time. G Rap’s artistic influence grandfathered the styles of Black Thought of The Roots, Big Pun, and Eminem, along with most all of the technically-minded rappers nowadays; this album also incidentally contains one of the most revered technical singles ever recorded. And as a member of the Juice Crew, G Rap had access to Marley Marl, who makes an effort to reach beyond his James Brown catalog this time to sample such sources as the Lovomaniacs for “Men at Work,” harmonica for “Trilogy of Terror,” and even produces a rap version of Gary Numan’s “Cars.” The result is one of Marl’s most versatile and eclectic jobs, and it does G Rap well to unleash lyrical fury on. Although it wasn’t yet his artistic peak, and his pioneering of mafioso rap is nowhere to be seen in his debut, that didn’t stop G Rap from cranking out a hell of a classic, even with freshman blood.

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Joey Bada$$ commemorates jumpstarting his fall tour with the release of a new track called “Get Paid.” The Brooklyn wordsmith expresses he and his Pro Era clique’s desire for capital over haunting organs and crisp drums. Bada$$ displays his progression as a MC through his use of multisyllabic wording and a dexterous flow; his grit is now […]

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6 questions with the CMO of Salesforce ExactTarget

In conjunction with the Connections conference this week for the Salesforce ExactTarget Marketing Cloud — which is a terrific product, but that’s a multisyllabic mouthful of a brand name — I had the privilege to do a Q&A with Woodson Martin, the CMO of that product. We covered a range of subjects, from how Woodson […]

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Veloso's Voice

Veloso’s Voice

Caetano Veloso’s voice breaks cement and hearts. Last night at the Hollywood Bowl, the Brazilian legend sang one of his oldest compositions, “Baby” (written with and made famous by Os Mutantes), in the tender falsetto and multisyllabic lilt that’s uniquely his. He can also rap, play some mean rock guitar , and do elegant gestures with his long dancer hands that end with a middle finger raised —…

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Monster Truck Announcer Left Jobless, Destitute After Inflation Drives Kids' Seats to Multisyllabic Prices

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STURGIS, SD- When you peer into the misty grey eyes of local man Dustin Waters, a glint of sadness lurks behind the warm energy he emits with his sonorous voice. You may have heard it booming throughout the local bars and shops in Sturgis, but Waters’ signature shout is recognizable nationwide due to his longtime role as the commercial announcer for Monster Jam, the world’s largest, loudest, and lewdest monster truck tour. It’s a role that has come to define Dustin Waters, and it’s a role he sorely misses.

"Monster Jam is the best thing that ever happened to me," Dustin sighed. "I was the voice of Monster Jam for over twenty years. I eat, sleep and breathe monster trucks. Gravedigger was the best man at my wedding," he continued. "But it’s all gone, and it’s never coming back." 

How could the company have parted ways with its longtime spokesman? The answer, as too many Americans know all too well, lies in the economic downturn. 

"They wanted to keep me. They really did," the grizzled man said as tears welled in his eyes. "When prices for kids seats started creeping up, they skipped directly from ten bucks to twelve bucks just to keep the magic going a little longer. But by then it was already too late." His fists clenched. “‘Kids’ seats are just twenty seven bucks’ just doesn’t cut the damn mustard." 

Dustin Waters doesn’t know where to turn anymore. His heart is still in announcing, but his passion for anything will never match his love for monster trucks. As fewer and fewer options have become available, he’s been forced to return to the commercial studio just to make ends meet.

"I’ve tried announcing for just about everything," he said with sagging shoulders. "I even went over to Japan to do some monster truck spots, but ‘The glorious and venerable Aoyaki Metals Company presents Powerful Monster Truck Warriors Machine Combat Spectacular.’ doesn’t hold a damn candle to Monster Jam." Dustin buried his face in his hands. "Kids seats are just ten thousand yen." 

Craft

Skyscapers on the city line
To visualize a petty rhyme
Multisyllabize with words that I
Stetched, create and define
Because I don’t thesaurus
Maybe add a refrain and a chorus
Something catchy, please don’t bore us
And since you asked for them
I put in some assonance
Just to show my craft is fun
But that’s just technique
Add some metaphors and make belief
To show that you can put art to sheet
Allude to stars, trees and leafs
Stars actors and songstress who we see
Some existential stress relief
Talk of gods, demons and priest
But make sure you have some fun atleast

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