Day 10: Any Word as Graffiti
Okay, so this one is a bit of an inside joke. Most everyone who sees this will probably scratch their head when they read “flipping sward (sic)”.
In case you didn’t know, a sward is actually an obscure term for a patch or section of grass. Back in college, a couple of my close friends were working on a crossword puzzle. One of us mistakenly misspelled sword, which was the correct answer for one of the clues. Weirdly, it turned out that sward alsoturned up as a later answer. We’d learned a new word. Then we proceeded to blow the whole coincidence way out of proportion and it subsequently became an irrationally hilarious inside joke amongst the handful of us. We inserted it into every kind of sentence we could think of, and one of those permutations was an exclamation of shock and surprise: “flipping sward!”
So, there you go. I’ve explained the inside joke for you. Now you have some unsolicited insight into the strange and twisted minds of twenty-something millennials like me – who, on occasion, can find or invent humor in something as mundane as a newly learned word.
Oh, and this drawing was colored in with gouache, a translucent variant of watercolors. I think it turned out pretty good. What do you think?
God bless, and good night.