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Oxymorons are Among Us!

In light of having a very unrestful weekend (stomach flu, blech), I’m letting the wonderful web bring you a touch of humor. Oxymorons are figures of speech normally composed of a pair of neighboring contradictory words. These are often used … Continue reading

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Fun Friday: Not the Favorite

How to tell when you’re not Mom’s favorite This showed up in my email from a forward happy relative and I had to share.  I’m sure you’ll forgive me for skipping a week of wordplay fun just this once. Hope … Continue reading

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Fun Friday – Educated Puns

Continuing in the grand tradition that is Fun Friday I have yet another list of puns.   These are some of the best that I’ve seen to date. The roundest knight at King Arthur’s round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired … Continue reading

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Fun Friday: Spoonerisms

The Reverend William Archibald Spooner (1844–1930), warden of New College, Oxford was notoriously prone to the tendency of switching the first syllables of words.  Although it is debated which “spoonerisms” were actually his and which were those of his colleagues … Continue reading

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You Know You’re a Mom When. . .

Friday is fun day here on the blog.  With the coming of Mother’s Day I’ve decided to celebrate by creating a top ten list celebrating the joys that come with motherhood.  Yes, these are from personal experience.  I’m sure by … Continue reading

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Friday Fun: Lost in Translation #2

These humorous signs were found around Eastern and Transcontinental Europe. Hotel, Yugoslavia: The flattening of underwear with pleasure is the job if the chambermaid. In the lobby of a Moscow hotel across from a Russian Orthodox monastery: You are welcome … Continue reading

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Fun Friday: That’s Punny!

A pun, or paronomasia, is “a form of word play that deliberately exploits an ambiguity between similar-sounding words for humorous or rhetorical effect  … By definition, puns must be deliberate; an involuntary substitution of similar words is called a malapropism.” … Continue reading

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