Whimsy

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From Fancyclopedia 2 ca 1959
A manner of writing or speaking in which you toss out whatever pops into your mind, especially if it's irrelevant or relevant only in a surrealistic way. Maybe you take some cliche literally, and say "All the luck in the world (no, not all; save some for other people)", or you get, and obey, an impulse to send someone a telegram saying COME HOME COMMA DEAR STOP ALL IS FORGUV LOVE BERTHA; or perhaps you're writing a drama and get the idea that it would be funny if an alligator came crawling on stage, so you put that in. It looks easy, but only a certain type of mind can do it acceptably. Dick Wilson was the great master of this art form, tho other fans have attempted it with some success.
From Fancyclopedia 1 ca 1944
A manner of writing or speaking in which you toss out whatever pops into your mind, especially if it's irrelevant, tho it may permissibly be relevant in a surrealistic way. Maybe you take some cliché literally, and say "All the luck in the world in your new job (no not all; save some for other people)", or you get an urge to send someone a telegram saying CONE HOME COMMA DEAR STOP ALL IS FORGUV LOVE BERTHA, and do so; or perhaps you're writing a dra ma and get the idea that it would be funny if an alligator came crawling onto the stage, so you put that in. It looks easy, but only a certain kind of mind can do it acceptably. Wilson is the great master of this art form, tho George R. Hahn before him sometimes used the pename of Whimsy.

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