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  • "Mr. Miller has enlivened our language with the invention of the word 'pompitous'," Spacks told the distinguished audience, "which, through the phrase 'pompitous of love' in his mega-hit 'The Joker', has spoken to the romantic soul in each of us, at least when we are high on cough syrup."

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  • And then there was this: The pompitous of love originates from a line in The Medallions '1954 R&B hit The Letter.

    The Pompitous of Love

  • 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.

    The Pompitous of Love

  • The Pompitous of Love yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'The Pompitous of Love'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: This article attempts to explore answers to the decades-old question "What is the \'pompitous\' of love "? '

    The Pompitous of Love

  • Examining the lyrics to this popular anthem of the marijuana-smoking, midnight-toking subculture gives us some insight into what Mr. Miller was trying to convey with his poetic license when he penned the words “pompitous of love”:

    The Pompitous of Love

  • Back to the question of how we are to correctly interpret pompitous of love?

    The Pompitous of Love

  • Unfortunately, pompitous is a difficult word to define.

    The Pompitous of Love

  • I think he was trying to tell us all that we should not be pompitous with our love.

    The Pompitous of Love

  • I try very hard not to be a pompitous person So far, no one has accused me of being pompitous, and I hope no one ever does.

    The Pompitous of Love

  • I have struggled with this issue through most of my adult life and I am ultimately reaching the conclusion that the pompitous of love is just one of those things in life that are destined to forever remain a mystery.

    The Pompitous of Love

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  • So that's what he was saying. I bet if you asked 10 people on the street, 9 of them would have heard the song, and none of them would know this word.

    January 26, 2008

  • See

    pompatus of love

    January 26, 2008

  • This spelling seems more natural to me.

    I imagine a pompitous to be something like a magistrate. Or a big, plump pillow or beanbag.

    January 26, 2008

  • I always thought Steve Miller was singing "Prophetess of Love".

    January 25, 2008

  • Ahh..thanks.

    I stand corrected

    January 25, 2008

  • Also (usually) spelled pompatus.

    January 25, 2008

  • From "The Joker" by Steve Miller

    "Some people call me the space cowboy, yeah
    Some call me the gangster of love
    Some people call me maurice
    Cause I speak of the pompitous of love"

    January 25, 2008