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Simon Heffer at UK’s Telegraph “Strictly English”

In light of today being a National holiday I will let Simon Heffer over at the Telegraph do my post for me.¬† A hat tip goes to my dear aunt who emails me interesting tidbits from around the world whenever … 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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