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01/24/2023 “Word Play”   Leave a comment

The snow has finally stopped here in Maine, and I just finished blowing my driveway clear for the fourth time since yesterday afternoon. I sure hope that we get a break before the next one hits. Maybe the next storm will hold off long enough for my bruised ass cheeks to heal. I’m crossing my fingers . . .

How about a little fun wordplay today. I’ve always loved palindromes and here are a few of my favorites:

NO LEMONS, NOMELON

STEP ON NO PETS

ED IS LOOPY POOLSIDE

MADAM, I’M ADAM

RATS LIVE ON NO EVIL STAR

How are you with tongue twisters? The rumor that women can say them better than men just might be true.

SAM SHAVED SEVEN SHY SHEEP

NAT’S KNAPSACK STRAP SNAPPED

A PROPER COPPER COFFEE POT

FRED’S FRIEND FRAN FLIPS FINE FLAPJACKS FAST

A SKUNK SAT ON A STUMP.

THE STUMP THUNK THE SKUNK STUNK

THE SKUNK THUNK THE STUMP STUNK

Here are a few words that have faded from use, and you’ll see why. Do you still use any of them or know someone who does?

BEES KNEES – “cool”.

BESOT – “give”

SHAN’T – “will not”

THITHER – “over there”

ZOUNDS – “surprise”

EWER – “water pitcher”

DAPPER – “fancy dresser”

If you want to have some fun, use a few of these words when speaking or texting your friends.

07-14-2013   4 comments

Let’s start this week off with a few more tidbits of useless information to brighten your day.  These items were collected from hither and yon and are interesting and yes even stupid.

  • The term "the whole 9 yards" came from W.W.II fighter pilots in the Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got "the whole 9 yards."
  • The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the General Purpose" vehicle, GP.
  • The first toilet ever seen on television was on "Leave It To Beaver."
  • Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
  • The world’s termites outweigh the world’s humans 10 to 1.
  • On average, 100 people choke to death on ball point pens every year.
  • No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.
  • There are only four words in the English language which end in "-dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
  • Typing the word typewriter uses only letters from the top row of your keyboard.
  • A 10 foot tall emu was spotted walking the streets of New York in 1973, it had accidently escaped from a circus that specialized in large exotic birds. When police questioned the circus owners they responded saying "George was constipated, so we thought a run around the grounds may help him feel better" Police fined the circus 25 dollars, and 5 months later a bi-law was passed stating that all emus within New York City must be on a leash.
  • 65% of statistics are made up.
  • More people are killed annually by donkeys than in airplane crashes.
  • A duck’s quack does echo, despite rumors to the contrary.
  • Camels milk doesn’t curdle.
  • Murphy’s oil soap is a chemical commonly used to wash elephants.
  • Porcupines float in water.
  • "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".
  • The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing.

I’s good to remember these factoids.  Case in point, if you’re ever required to wash a freaking elephant you’ll know exactly the kind of soap to buy.  Also, if you’re ever in NYC with your emu, you’ll know the law and buy a big assed leash. Who else but me would take time out of my busy day to let you known these things.  Again, you’re welcome.

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