Category Archives: Words

Puns and wordplay! The more the merrier!

Bzzzzzz! Insects are Intense!

Get it? If you’ve ever gone camping you know that insects are found IN TENTS!!!!!Never mind. Here are some cute insect & bug quotes with a touch of poetry: Take time to smell the roses and eventually you’ll inhale a … Continue reading

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Tom Swifties: A Never Ending Source of Amusement

“We must hurry”, Tom said swiftly…..the little sentence that spawned so many more! Please send us your favorites! “Give me the gun,” Tom said disarmingly. “I don’t think this ship is tilting at all,” Tom said listlessly. “My mother got … Continue reading

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Summer Camp Haiku

Summer nights. Twinkling Stars, fireflies, distant lightning Full buck moon. Summer. Charred sweetness. Gooey O’er soft, warm choc’late Graham crackers. S’mores! Summer smells: bug spray, Sun screen, cut hay, jasmine buds Campfires, stinky shoes! Buzz, pop, crunch, chirrup Screech, ribbut, … Continue reading

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Tom Swifties: Wordplay at Its Best!

Who doesn’t love a Tom Swifty (we say heartily)? See how nicely the adverb connects to the words in the quotation? “Who’s your favorite operatic tenor?” Tom asked placidly. “I’m still looking for my beagle,” Tom said doggedly. “I’ve removed … Continue reading

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Brexit and Humpty Dumpty-What’s the Connection?

Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. This is the first stanza of “The Jabberwocky”. Read the rest here. In Lewis Carroll’s novel, “Through the … Continue reading

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Malapropism Mayhem: Archie Bunker’s Chaotic Communications

Archie Bunker, the cranky patriarch in the 1970’s sitcom, “All in the Family” was well-known for mangling the English language. He was particularly skilled at malapropisms (misusing words that are similar in sound). We recently posted All in Good Fun: … Continue reading

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All in Good Fun: Archie Bunker’s Hilarious Malapropisms

Several months ago I was writing a blog post about malapropisms and came across a gold mine (a gold mind?) of speech slip ups attributed to Archie Bunker, the bigoted patriarch in the ground-breaking sit com, “All in the Family” … Continue reading

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Addendum to Late Summer 2015 Reading List

Here are a few more book suggestions from my friends to add to the late summer 2015 reading list: “The Rosie Project” by Graeme C. Simsion “Lucky Us” by Amy Bloom “The Book of Colors” by Raymond Barfield “Away” by … Continue reading

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Late Summer 2015 Reading List: Book Suggestions from my Friends

A few weeks ago, on my personal Facebook page, I asked friends for vacation books suggestions. Wow! I got a huge list. I have read some of these books, some I plan to read, others I might not (I only … Continue reading

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Tips of the Slung: Silly Spoonerisms

A spoonerism is an unintentional slip of the tongue. Sometimes initial consonants are transposed. Other times syllables are reversed. These verbal blunders are named after William Archibald Spooner, a well-known lecturer from Oxford England. Here’s a few of Dr Spooner’s … Continue reading

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