A self-imposed mystery
August 17, 2010 9:22 PM Subscribe
I have a list of seemingly unrelated words that I wrote some time ago. I can't remember writing it, nor what it was meant to signify. Please help shed some light on this for me.
posted by twirlypen to Writing & Language (30 answers total) 48 users marked this as a favorite
I found a scrap of paper with these terms on it, listed vertically. I don't know when it was written, though it's my writing and would certainly have been within the last 3-4 years. If you can draw any connections between these things, or interpret some of the odder ones (shapiro resp?), it would be wonderful.
shapiro resp (possibly shapivo resp)
sons and loves (I'm reasonably sure it's not Sons and Lovers)
ugly's (that misplaced apostrophe is quite out of character)
torsin'/dorsin' (one of the two)
I've met amputees who were less stumped than I am here. It could possibly be drunken scribble when I arrived home one night ('This is an amazing idea! Better write it down for the morning!'), but even so I'd have thought there'd be some sense to it.
So, go nuts. Any ideas, any vague links between the terms, any theories at all - I'd love to hear them.