270115 The Manxome of W5

By January 27, 2015zBlog Archives
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I’m a big fan of Lewis Carroll; his nonsense words and writings are just so clever. They are easier to read than to photograph, however, so I was somewhat perplexed at how to depict “manxome” – ‘A nonsense word invented by Lewis Carroll to describe the Jabberwock (an imaginary monster in the poem ‘Jabberwocky’): (perh.) fearsome, monstrous.’ Strolling through the leafy lanes of W5, I spotted this chair on the pavement and whilst feral furniture is not an unusual sight in the capital, it was the juxtaposition of the beer can that caught my eye. I wondered if some manxome had decided that the easiest way to suggest their partner leaves was to put chair and beer out on the pavement. There might have been a pair of slippers and other things earlier, but stuff on pavements does tend to get upcycled, recycled or nicked.

Day #17 of the second 365 project, where the daily pic is informed by the OED word of the day.