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Do you speak of the pompitous of love?

Well? Do you?
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no, but I got some pizmotality going. And don't call me Maurice...
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I always thought Steve Miller sucked.
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no, but I got some pizmotality going. And don't call me Maurice...
You did some Googling. I Googled "pompitous of love" a long time ago (maybe it was even another search engine) and came up with zip. Now, I see:

"The "pompitous of love" originates from a line in The Medallions' 1954 R&B hit "The Letter". Steve Miller was a fan of 50's R&B.

On first hearing, that particular track would appear to say:

Let me whisper sweet words of pismodality
And discuss the pompitous of love.

Vernon Green, the author of "The Letter", says, "You have to remember, I was a very lonely guy at the time. I was only fourteen years old, I had just run away from home, and I walked with crutches." This uneducated kid was prone to fantasy, so he just made up the lyrics. Pismodality, to him, meant words of such secrecy that they could only be spoken to the one you loved.

"And it's not pompitous," he said. "What I said was 'puppetuse,' which is a term I coined to mean a secret paper doll fantasy figure."

But, now all these idiots are cruising around town singing at the top of their lungs along with the oldies radio station about the pompitous of love."


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I just saw Steve Miller live a few weeks ago. I saw him once before in '89. He is still great.

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Really, to me the better question would be "Can you speak of the pompitous of love?"
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I always thought Steve Miller sucked.
+1 Especially, the song referenced in this thread.
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Les Paul hissownself liked him, and that's enough of an endorsement for me:

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Steve Miller's "pompatus of love" is like the Grateful Dead's "copacetic"...
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Steve Miller's "pompatus of love" is like the Grateful Dead's "copacetic"...
Actually, not quite: (apologies if I miss your point )

Copacetic - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Pompitous - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
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