this is a really really weird found poem

SO I MERGED two of ‘the 500 most common words in English’ lists. and then sorted alpha – the type was two different sizes and weird gaps formed in parts of it. Word duplications are deliberate. WHY because I’m working on inventing a language which merges the sounds that a basketball makes when it’s shot through a hoop with the more bizarre English phonemes.

five hundred words arranged alphabetically more or less

a
able
about
above
across

act

add

after
again
against
age

ago
air

all
almost
along

also

always

am

among
an
and
animal
animal
another
answer

any
appear
are

area
around
as

ask
ask

at
away
back
ball
base
be
beauty
became
because
become
bed
been
before
began
begin
behind
below
best
better
between
big
bird
black
blue
boat
body
book
both
box
boy
bring
brought
build
building
built
busy
but
by
call
came
can
cannot
car
care
carefully
carry
cause
center
certain
change
check
children
circle
city
class
clear
close
cold
color
come
common
complete
contain
correct
could
country
course
cover
covered
cried
cross
cry
cut
dark
day
decide
deep
develop
did
didn’t
differ
different
direct
do
does
dog
don’t
done
door
down
draw
drive
dry
during
each
early
earth
ease
east
easy
eat
end
enough
equation
even
ever
every
example
explain
eye
face
fact
fall
family
far
farm
fast
father
feel
feet
few
field
figure
fill(ed)
final
finally
find
fine
fire
first
fish
five
fly
follow
food
foot
for
force
form
found
four
free
friend(s)
from
front
full
game
gave
get
girl
give
go
gold
good
got
govern
government
great
green
ground
group
grow
had
half
hand
happen(ed)
hard
has
have
he
head
hear
heard
heat
heavy
help

her
here
high
him

his
hold
home
horse

hot
hour
house
how
however
hundred
I
idea
if
important
in
inch
include
inside
interest
into
is
island
it
just
keep
kind
king
knew
know(n)
know
land
language
large
last
late(r)
later
laugh
lay
lead
learn
leave
left
less
let
letter
life
light
like

line

list

listen
little
live
long
look
lot
love
low
machine
made
main
make
man
many
map
mark
material
may
me
mean
measure
men
might
mile
mind
minute
miss
money
moon
more
morning
most

mother
mountain

move
much

music
must
my
name
near

need
never
new
next
night
no
north
not
note
nothing
notice
noun
now
number
numeral
object
ocean
of
off
often
oh
oil
old
on

once
one
only
open
or
order
other

our
our

over
own
page
pair
paper
part
pass(ed)
pattern
people
perhaps
person
picture
piece
place
plain
plan
plane
plant

play
point

port
pose
possible
pound
power
press
problem
produce
product
pull(ed)
put
question
quick(ly)
rain
ran
reach(ed)
read
ready
real
record
red
remember
rest
right
river
road
rock
room
round
rule
run
said
same
saw
say
school
science
sea
second
see(n)
seem
self
sentence
serve
set
several
shape
she
ship
short
should
show(n)
side
simple
since
sing
sit
six
size
sleep
slow(ly)
small
snow
so
some
something
sometimes
song
soon
sound
south
space
special
spell
stand
star
start
state
stay
step
still
stood
stop
story
street
strong
study
such
sun
sure
surface
system
table
tail
take
talk
teach
tell
ten
test

than
that
the
their
them
then
there
these
they

thing
think
this
those
though
thought
thousand

three
through
time
to
together
told
too
took
top
toward
town
travel
tree

true
try
turn
two
under
understand
unit

until
up
upon
us
use
usual
very
voice
vowel
wait
walk

want
war

warm
was
watch
water

wave
way
we
week

weight
well
went
were
west
what
wheel
when
where

which
which
while
white

who
whole
why
will
wind
with

without
wonder
wood
word
work
world
would
write

year
yes
yet
you
young
your

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Allegra

Born 1958. Not dead yet.

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