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QUOTH THE (RAVIN?) POET:

First entry from (St. Paul Pioneer Press) Bulletin Board, August 15, 2004

Quoth the (ravin'?) poet: 'Zomboid and mummoid'!



Writes Poet X of PDX: "I wrote a poem back in the mid-'80s, the first line of which is 'Zomboid and mummoid' by which I meant zombie-like and mummy-like, perhaps emotionally. "Thought I made the words up. Just Googled 'zomboid' and found mention of a song with that title by a (foreign?) band I've never heard of. The band seems to have a penchant for questionable lyrics. Also found a single, likely obscure, mention that the word is slang for drunk. "Searching for 'mummoid,' I came up with one (!) non-link link. I did make up a word! (The poem, 'Pocketsworth,' has been posted to my Web site for at least five years, but Google didn't find it there. I think the poem also was published by The Evergreen Chronicles.)"

Band Name of the Day: The Mummoids

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