Tuesday, July 26, 2005


sultry summer day
lazily emanating
pink cotton candy
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6 comments:

moe said...

err, now there is some flower pron I want no part of.

olympiada said...

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Starbuck said...

The man certainly has always had the best plant-pron I've seen!

Btw you ever set alight wispy dandelions? Magnificent - they blaze like mini suns...

Tom said...

Starbuck: no but that sounds kind of fun. I'll have to try it.

olympiada said...

Tom - what is pron?

Tom said...

> what is pron?

"Pron" or "pr0n" is a joke name for "porn." When email filters started to automatically reject email with potentially offensive words like "porn" in it, email spammers began to purposely misspell those words so that they would not trigger the filters, thus creating words like "pron." (Also, people who want to refer to these words in a roundabout way so that common web searches will not find their blogs will sometimes use these deliberate misspellings.)

Using the number zero instead of the letter O is a further joke based on the "leet speak" or "1337 speek" found on the Internet ( see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leet ).

And since flowers are the sexual organs of plants, it is also a joke to call close-up photos of flowers "flower pr0n." I did not invent this term, I've seen it used in reference to flower photography for years.