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Ricky Garni

 

Samuel Johnson (2)

SAMUEL JOHNSON (1709)

Goddam Hell

The year 1747 was made more distinguished by his writing of the

DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.


I once asked him by what means he had attained such an astonishing

knowledge of language and he replied:


“How in the goddam hell should I know?”


Which is to say: not the effect of a particular study, but that which

had grown in his mind insensibly.


I was, understandably, a little surprised at his curt tone, his abrupt, and somewhat taciturn

response, and his uncharacteristic lack of curiosity on about my super slick shiny chrome modern

 

time transport machine with the wavy silver lightning bolt lines on top.

About the Work

Ricky Garni

Ricky Garni is a graphic designer living in Carrboro, North Carolina. His work can be found in EVERGREEN REVIEW, CAMEL SALOON, USED FURNITURE REVIEW, ORION HEADLESS and other places. His latest work, JANUARY, is a sequel to his earlier work, DECEMBER. Although it could be the other way around, with a lot of space in between.

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