Unintentional Poetry

You may recall how in this thread I was repeatedly applauding Zenthanor for his wonderful verse–even though he had no intention of doing so. Well, it seems to me that this stuff is more common than we acknowledge. So here is a repository for comments that struck you as unusually poetic–no matter how mundane their origin. Here’s another one from the SDMB:


One of the most famous examples, William Whewell’s “An Elementary Treatise on Mechanics” contains the line:

“Hence no force, however great, can stretch a cord, however fine, into a horizontal line which is accurately straight.”

I read something in our bank policies once that seemed particularly poetic… I’ll have to see if I can find it today at work.