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Quick Write 121811 "Conditioned QWing 5"

Tonight’s Conditioned QWing 5 is going to be a bit different from the previous four pieces. I’ve sort of given up using some of the target 22 words within a single passage. In lieu of embedding some of those words in a single coherent story, I’d rather pick up a couple of them along with the original sentences and delve into how they’re used. I’ll talk about "swing at” and “vertigo” from the piece "The Rediscovery of Luis de Góngora” http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/11/books/review/the-solitudes-by-luis-de-gongora-book-review.html?_r=1
vanquish, swing at, heresy, accouterment, dimly, ornate, sprawling, enmity, diction, fencer, limpid, clobbering, loiter, equinox, furrowing, wane, pellucid, galley, quill, vertigo, *teeter, grapple

1) Ernie Lepore, a professor at Rutgers, TOOK A SWING AT it in The New York Times’s philosophy blog, The Stone.

"take a swing at it”literally means to strike or attempt to strike with the fist (dictionary. com http://dictionary.reference.com/), but in this sentence it’s used as to fight back or challenge someone’s argument, I suppose. Here’s what I’ve got:

As soon as I felt something strange and creepy in my buttocks, I took a swing at the geeky, smelly guy standing right behind me with my large, full-blown Gucci enamel purse and he got fainted. (I heartily hope this sentence would never be uttered from my mouth.)

2) Reading Góngora is like traveling by hot-air balloon – you’ll get somewhere eventually, but all the pleasure is in the elevation (and occasional VERTIGO).

"vertigo" is a sensation of whirling and loss of balance, associated particularly with looking down from a great height, or caused by disease affecting the inner ear or the vestibular nerve (OED). Here’s my rendition of the word "vertigo".

Wildness in the way he lifts me up in his arms always throws me into a sweet, miraculous vertigo. I just like letting myself be indulged in that whirl with a surging expectation deep down. (Is it taken from "Harlequin Romance"? Nah, I’ve never read any of those, and I hate such cheesiness. Pardon me for my poor imagination and creativity, will you?)

(30 minutes / 338 words)

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Hitchcock's "Vertigo"
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