Oulipost #3: Definitional Lit: Homeboy
Select a single sentence from a newspaper article. Replace each meaningful word in the text [verb, noun, adjective, adverb] by its dictionary definition.* Repeat this treatment on the resulting sentence, and so on, until you’ve had enough! Note that after only two such treatments with a relatively compact dictionary, even a two-word sentence can produce an accumulation of 57 words.
* the relaxed rules version!
This is my home.
This, the one more recently referred to, is my home.
This, the one more recently referred to,
This, the one more recently referred to
A word that occurs at least once in every sentence said by a female,
a familiar or usual setting : congenial environment –
A word that means something different to each person who uses it. A person’s home can be the place where they live, the place they grew up, or the place where the people they care about live. In the case of some people, home is a variable concept, changing dependent on the placement of another person or object, or a person may even consider his or her own body the only ‘true’ home –
a familiar or usual setting : congenial environment
Sourced from Contra Costa Times, Bay Area News Group, April 3, 2014
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary