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Word Play
mouse makes a vow :: 'mouse

I am going to stop procrastinating tomorrow.

    TAGS:  procrastination, word play


Necessity :: Keith

Also the step-mother of intention.

    TAGS:  word play, necessity


fortune :: Keith

You will soon have your faith tested and score a 72.

    TAGS:  word play, fortune, faith, testing


Riding :: Keith

So far in this life, I’ve ridden a horse, a cow, a pig, a donkey, a giant tortoise, an elephant, and of course, several people.

    TAGS:  animals, people, word play


confusion :: steve

Confusion colludes to ascend me.

    TAGS:  word play, confusion


illusion :: other keith

Illusion continues to transcend me.

    TAGS:  word play


Grindstone :: 'mouse

It’s one thing to keep your nose pressed to the grindstone when you’re a person, but when you’re a ‘mouse you do it and you’re likely to lose your whiskers.

    TAGS:  mouse, word play


misunderstood :: grudknows

If you’re a mis-fit you don’t fit in and if you are misinformed, you’re not informed so when a friend in an email calls me ‘Miss Social’ is he saying I’m not social?

    TAGS:  word play


Prose Love :: Keith

“Not tonight, honey, I have a parsing headache.”

    TAGS:  word play


Bah! :: grudknows

My day started out fine but then it all went surgleyfonk.

    TAGS:  word play, surgleyfonk


Plea Bargain :: 'mouse

I’ve been accused of killing time, but I swear it was in self defense.

    TAGS:  word play


All Choked Up :: Keith

I’ve heard the old saying “The best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” has been officially updated to “The best way to a man’s heart is through fast food and triple bypass surgery.”

    TAGS:  word play


helping paul :: other keith

Peradvenure this word will actually catch on.

    TAGS:  word play


A typo? :: 'mouse

Looking at the word “orgasmn” he’d just typed, ‘mouse wondered, is it a strange plural for orgasm, or is it the special type of orgasm generated by oral sex?

    TAGS:  word play, orgasms


“My mother warned me you’d be bullheaded, but did I listen?”

    TAGS:  word play, minotaur


Grammarma :: Keith

Bob prided himself on his untainted grammarma.

    TAGS:  Bob, word play


Bakers :: Keith

If you’ve hurt your baker’s feelings, you might consider bringing her a nice bouquet of flours.

    TAGS:  word play, bakers, flowers, flour


Joe’s Heart :: Keith

Joe had the heart of a unheard karaoke star; no, literally, Joe’s heart had come from the chest of a young South Carolina woman who had actually died from embarrassment after having a microphone shoved into her hand at the company Christmas pa

    TAGS:  word play


Speaking Of :: Keith

I tried to build a sub-division once which included a street called Sex Dr., and was surprisingly given approval by the city, but only if Sex Dr. be built as a dead-end and renamed Fading Ct.; needless to say, I reluctantly gave in.

    TAGS:  word play, sex drive


Spanglementarigasm :: 'mouse

[n] The (rare but oh, so pleasurable) sense of relief and release one feels when a project is actually finished; see also “multiple-spanglementarigasm” when an entire list of projects is completed and “spangarousal” when fully engaged in an art or writing project that is going well.

    TAGS:  word play, deadlines, relief, spanglemonkey


I’m afraid :: goliard

That if I keep speaking in metaphors, someone is going to force me to shampoo their crotch.

    TAGS:  word play, metaphors


Ducks And Run :: Keith

Richard ran for the house, ducks crashing to the ground all around him.

    TAGS:  ducks, word play, duck - the bird


If eyes are the window to the soul, is it also true that that ears are the tent flaps to the id?

    TAGS:  word play, eyes, ears


Detective Seamus Wong stepped into the Irish pub, nodded curtly to the barkeep, and surveyed the crowd with his slaintè eyes.

    TAGS:  word play, detectives


TPA & MOTL :: pam

Acronyms flew around the conference room like startled bats, but Josie had finally learned not to pause or flinch - even when a few got caught in her hair.

    TAGS:  word play, acronyms, caught


Unchain My Heart :: Keith

“You can’t squeeze blood from a turnip,” I said into the phone, “and yes, I know it’s supposed to be blood from a stone, but we’re well past that stage, don’t you think; besides, I’ve never been any good with either the legalities or the metaphors surrounding the crushing of the individual spirit, although I kind of like the song Money For Nothing by Dire Straits, if that’s any help - but it’s not, is it?”

    TAGS:  word play, blood, sayings, debt, turnips


“Shame, really, those folded sheets being gunned down like that,” the bartender told the policeman, “two sheets to the wind, I guess you might say.”

    TAGS:  word play, sheets


sometimes :: Elisson

Sometimes a steaming, quivering, twelve-inch sausage dripping with juices is just a steaming, quivering, twelve-inch sausage dripping with juices.

    TAGS:  word play, innuendo, double entendre, sausages, juices


rude :: Elisson

O, please do not think me rude if I point out that the past tense of “scrine” is “screwed.”

    TAGS:  word play, rude


Bipolar Bears :: Keith

I keep thinking that I’ve written a sentence about bipolar bears, and that the sentence involves some sort of witty wordplay, like I’ve written about a new kind of bear that no one has ever heard of that’s not a polar bear, but a bipolar bear, and because of this play on words, the sentence ends up being very interesting and even a little funny; this, of course, is not that sentence.

    TAGS:  bears, word play, bipolar


Blah :: microkat

Bob blundered blindlessly besides Beth.

    TAGS:  word play


My Newest Word :: Keith

Now that I know the word “higgler”, I hope to use it as often as possible.

    TAGS:  word play, higgler


c-d-b? :: 'mouse

D b, e-s 1 b-z b.

    TAGS:  word play


dorange :: pam

“I know one word that rhymes with orange,” my daughter’s 10 year old friend piped up, “it’s ‘doorhinge’.”

    TAGS:  word play, dorange, orange - the colour, rhyming


The homophone violently, and for no reason, attacked the antonym.

    TAGS:  word play, antonym, homophone


Maaaatttttttttte! :: grudknows

In Australia we’ve [almost] eliminated all words, that are commonly used to refer to one or more persons (including names), with the term “mate” (we still traditional words for expressive phrases such as, “WHO the &*@# are you?!” and such) - which, I’m sure to you foreigners sounds like the answer to any number of social-gaffs but in reality the effective use of the word ‘mate’ requires you to master a set of unwritten and complex rules relating to how the word is sounded (tone and ‘length’ of word (ie. ‘mate’, ‘maaate’, ‘maaattttteeee’)) - for example, you don’t want to infer that someone is a dickhead just because you’ve forgotten their name.

    TAGS:  word play, Australians, Australian slang, mate


Errr…. thank… you? :: grudknows

You’re such a bruxism lass, Keith commented to Jeannie - and she preened and squiggled in delight, comparing herself mentally to the buxom screen sirens of yesteryear.

    TAGS:  word play, bruxism, buxom, word tricks


Or is it me? :: pam

Speak to me only with thine eyes, and I - I will get my ears checked, ‘cause damn, it’s suddenly very quiet around here.

    TAGS:  word play, eyes, ears


On the way to the subway, I passed by a Dr. Quackenbush’s office only to hope he wasn’t a gynecologist; Once safely on the train I was confronted with ads for a Dr Creflo Dollar leading me to wonder if I was bleeding out in an emergency room, who would I pin my survival on-Quackenbush or Dollar?

    TAGS:  word play, names, doctors


If reincarnation is real, I want to come back as the word “lugubrious”.

    TAGS:  word play, spelling, lugubrious


Small change :: pam

Rejecting in one move both the controversial monetary system of the European Union and the stifling conventions of her hometown, young Penny demanded that her family and friends immediately start calling her Pfennig.

    TAGS:  word play, small change, Penny


Moot (n), orig. misspelling of mute, e.g. “The fact that Brian lost his voice at the mime convention rendered him moot.”

    TAGS:  word play, etymology, moot, mute


decay :: boot

The more the merr er I s y.

    TAGS:  word play, decay


“If ‘High School Musical 2’ had been the first High School Musical, there would never have been a ‘High School Musical 2’,” said the 10 year old, with all the authority of her demographic.

    TAGS:  word play


garlic feat :: boot

When Dr Zimmel had finally successfully genetically modified his own feet, he wasn’t as pleased as he had hoped he would be, although it was probably because of the smell.

    TAGS:  word play, feet, garlic, feat


Sure, it sounded good, but getting the hang of the remote control for the ANO-3000 was trickier than you would like to think.

    TAGS:  word play


Some words are just B-Movies waiting to be made.

    TAGS:  word play, B-movies, vixens, vortex


boots :: boot

You know, they aren’t all made for walking.

    TAGS:  word play, boots - the footwear, uncomfortable


Joy was always such a brief visitor, more so this time due to her blistered feet.

    TAGS:  joy, word play, shoes, old names for new games, Joy - name, joy - state of


Hope and Joy were always sallying forth with their latest purchases, but her eye was on the new girl in the room.

    TAGS:  word play, desire, Chastity - name, Chastity, names, chastity - state of, old names for new games, Hope - the name


Once you have trained yourself to see it, you will never be able to rest easy again.

    TAGS:  word play, visions, disturbing, nirvana, nervous


There is winning, which is lovely, but then there is the engineering of a magnificently creative two point finish, which is, I can assure you, pure distilled joy.

    TAGS:  word play, Keith, creativity, cheaters, engineering, scrabble


of course… :: boot

...but then again.

    TAGS:  word play


deretla :: boot

Once Yram had finished fixing her life entirely backwards, she never looked back.

    TAGS:  word play, backwards, sdrawkcab


excavations :: boot

Another word to add to the Big Long List of words not to use in combination with ‘nose’.

    TAGS:  word play, noses


pants lust :: boot

I wish I were British so I could more often decry things as ‘totally pants’.

    TAGS:  word play, pants, British, totally pants, word envy


twangs :: boot

Some words sound far ruder than they ever could be.

    TAGS:  word play, twangs


to-do :: boot

2. Walk along a long, winding cat.

    TAGS:  word play, to do


To be honest, it all got a bit heated and the blisters were particularly painful.

    TAGS:  word play, blistered, heartburn, heartache


Some days I am absolutely incoherent with apathy.

    TAGS:  word play, apathetic, incoherent


Keith got in line to see the new baby eloquent.

    TAGS:  word play, eloquent, semantics


Hector was good at his job and realised early on that these hedges were not never going to agree to get along.

    TAGS:  word play, arbiter, hedges, harbiter, harvester


Vampish Eyes :: boot

She turned and batted her eyelids at him.

    TAGS:  word play, sentences, vampires


Valour is a dying heart flaw.

    TAGS:  Alphabetti Spaghetti, word play, sayings almost


 

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