I could lusten all day!

They say that languages are alive and constantly evolve, so here is my addition to the UK lexicon preceded by its root in standard UK English:

listen
 /ˈlɪs(ə)n/
verb
give one’s attention to a sound.
evidently he was not listening
lusten
/ˈlʌst(ə)n/
verb
Give too much of one’s attention to a mellifluous radio presenter.
Evidently he lustened excessively to Kirsty Young”

Well, I did lusten excessively to Kirsty Young this morning, but that was solely to hear Bruce Springsteen on Desert Island Discs. And talking of ‘The Boss’, ’tis a little known fact that I once re-worked some of his lyrics in the days when I organised a series of get-togethers over coffee between colleagues at work – the SciOps Coffee Club – and advertised them with a series of posters.

One such poster was my take on the artwork for Springsteen’s pivotal ‘Born in the USA’ album that was transmogrified into ‘Baked in the MLA’. Literary licence allowed me to pretend that his song ‘Born to Run’ had actually debuted in that album as ‘Born to Bake’.

Here’s the original (modelled by Springsteen):

Apparently this photo was used on the album cover because, according to the man himself, his "ass looked better than his face".
Apparently this photo was used on the album cover because, according to the man himself, his “ass looked better than his face”.

… and this was my take on it (modelled by ‘Britney’ Springsteen , aka Firstborn):

Firstborn putting the 'bum' into 'Album'
Firstborn putting the ‘bum’ into ‘Album’

Postscript: this post was prepared on a smartphone. Bad choice. Its keyboard is not conducive to writing a lot of text and its capacity to include even mis-typed text into its dictionary of personalised ‘predictive’ text means that I shall now and forever think of Bruce Springsteen as Beery Sorungsteeb! Very Hitchkiker’s Guide

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LanterneRouge

😎 - Former scientist, now graduated to a life of leisure. - Family man (which may surprise the family; it certainly surprises him). - Likes cycling and old-fashioned B&W film photography. - Dislikes greasy-pole-climbing 'yes men'. - Thinks Thea Gilmore should be much better known than she is. - Values decency over achievement.

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