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4 Great Family Games to Play Over the Holidays

What do we do at our house during the holidays? We eat, we read and we all play games! Here are some that I hope we’ll all be playing together this year: Farkel–I like this game because any number of … Continue reading

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Portmanteaus or Portmanteaux: By Any Name We Love Them!

I know some educated wordsmiths sniff at the use of portmanteaus, but I think the creative marrying of 2 words or names is quite charming & very efficient. Why use 2 words when one will suffice? Does your hair stand … Continue reading

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“I See” Said the Blind Man: Wellerisms

My father thought wellerisms were soooo funny! His favorite was “I see,” said the blind man. I would politely chuckle while he was cackling at his own cleverness. Wellerisms are, without getting too technical, a type of pun based on … Continue reading

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Acronyms- AWHFY*?

An acronym is a word formed from the initial letters of other words. Perhaps the best example is the word radar which is formed from radio detecting and ranging. Get it? Here’s some common ones: SNAFU- situation normal all *@#$*%ed … Continue reading

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Tongue Twisters

If you have ever tripped over your own words, you’ve experienced a tongue twister. Here are few category five tongue twisters. If you can say them once without a problem, try speeding up and repeating them several times. Good gracious! … Continue reading

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Pangrams: Pithy Word Play

Pangrams are sentences that use every letter in the alphabet. Good grief! I had to google a few because I sure did not have the patience to create more than one. Ideally there should be as few surplus letters as … Continue reading

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Playing with….Paraprosdokians!

Paraprosdokians are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader to reinterpret or reframe the first part. Here’s a few of our favorites: Where there’s … Continue reading

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Tom Swifties: Puns for the Punster

Tom Swifties are phrases or sentences that end with a pun. Good grief, that explains nothing. Best to look at these examples: “This food tastes of Plutonium,” Tom said glowingly. “I’m dying,” Tom croaked. “I’m losing my hair,” Tom Bawled. … Continue reading

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Palindromes!

Palindrome-[PAL in drohm] noun. A word or phrase that is spelled the same & reads the same backwards and forwards. Some classics: Ere I saw Elba, able was I ere. And the perennial favorite: Madam, I’m Adam! Back in June we … Continue reading

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