Q: What’s the difference between a poorly dressed man on a unicycle and a well-dressed man on a bicycle? A: Attire. There’s a guy in town who walks around talking to himself using only figurative language. We call him the Village Idiom.~ Albert Sloan I can give you the cause of anaphylactic shock in a nutshell. ~ Gary… Read More
Live Life Laughing: Word Fun
I have a few jokes about unemployed people, but none of them work “I have a split personality,” said Tom, being frank. I Renamed my iPod The Titanic, so when I plug it in, it says “The Titanic is syncing.” “A synonym is a word you use when you can’t spell the other one.”~ Baltasar… Read More
Live Life Laughing: Words
A good pun is its own reword. Dijon vu: The same mustard as before. Shotgun wedding: A case of wife or death.
What do you mean by that?
Have you ever tried to describe a color to someone? Any success? “Dark green” or “light green” aren’t much help. And “chartreuse” is a word unknown to many. Geoff Nunberg’s commentary on Fresh Air states that the political words and phrases we’re hearing and using constantly are just as difficult when it comes to pinning down an… Read More
wounded by words
“Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” NOT TRUE! Researchers have shown that the same area of the brain lights up—the interior cingulate gyrus—when you experience hurtful words as it does when you experience physical pain. Words are real—they enter your brain as electro-magnetic forces; they become thoughts. Every… Read More
i’m a child of the king
Have you ever had someone spew insults, criticisms, sarcasm, or jealous remarks at you and found that the words were still reverberating in your thoughts days, weeks, or months later? Perhaps you believe you’ve been doing exactly what God has asked of you, and you’re tired. You may ask God, “What’s up with this?!?” The… Read More
Our words reveal our character
The words that come out of the mouths of the the people in a book are vital clues to their character. In the book I am currently writing, the mother of one of the lead characters had a big influence on his life. We get to know her–in the most part–by the maxims she repeated often.… Read More