As teachers we know the value and importance of words. Words can make us smile. Words can offer comfort. Words can hurt. Hopefully these words will bring a smile to your face and maybe even an occasional groan. These are courtesy of john Usalis, a reporter in our local Sunday paper. I have used his column for other posts and thought I would share these thoughts today and next week.
John listed 20 items that he dedicates to “lexophiles” (lovers of words). Here are the first 10. Enjoy.
- A bicycle can’t stand alone; it is two tired.
- A will is a dead giveaway.
- Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.
- A backward poet writes inverse.
- In a democracy it is your vote that counts; in feudalism, it is your Count that votes.
- A chicken crossing the road: Poultry in motion.
- If you don’t pay your exorcist, you can get repossessed.
- With her marriage, she got a new name and a dress.
- Show me a piano falling down a mine shaft and I’ll show you A-flat miner.
- When a clock is very hungry, it goes back four seconds.
Just in case these are too much to bear in one reading, I will save the next 10 for next week’s post.