steady hands good
dumb hands bad
flashy, maybe too cool
The list was like a punchy, rhythmic poem, evoking the movement of the lacrosse athletes on the field. It got me thinking about other areas of study, work, or play where a new technical type of language is required. I'm thinking about the language of mechanics, computer programmers, doctors, and scientists. There's a language for the theater, a language for boating and water sports, a language for landscapers and gardeners...just about any specialized activity has a specialized language.
So here's your challenge for this week: choose one of the above activities, or another like it with a special technical vocabulary, and incorporate that new language into your writing. It might work best if it is a language you know little about. For instance, I recently learned that there are car parts named galaxies. This discovery led to a poem about an astronomer with a lead foot. But what will you come up with? The possibilities are endless.