Thursday, November 02, 2006

WDMCuz: Dis 1's 4 U

FOR LEXOPHILES (LOVERS OF WORDS):

1. A bicycle can't stand alone; it is two tired.
2. A will is a dead giveaway.
3. Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.
4. A backward poet writes inverse.
5. In a democracy it's your vote that counts; in feudalism, it's your Count that votes.
6. A chicken crossing the road: poultry in motion.
7. If you don't pay your exorcist you can get repossessed.
8. With her marriage she got a new name and a dress.
9. Show me a piano falling down a mine shaft and I'll show you A-flat miner.
10. When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.
11. The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine was fully recovered.
12. A grenade fell onto a kitchen floor in France resulted in Linoleum Blownapart.
13. You are stuck with your debt if you can't budge it.
14. Local Area Network in Australia : The LAN down under.
15. He broke into song because he couldn't find the key.
16. A calendar's days are numbered.
17. A lot of money is tainted: 'Taint yours, and 'taint mine.
18. A boiled egg is hard to beat.
19. He had a photographic memory which was never developed.
20. A plateau is a high form of flattery.
21. The short fortuneteller who escaped from prison: a small medium at large.
22. Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end.
23. When you've seen one shopping center you've seen a mall.
24. If you jump off a Paris bridge, you are in Seine.
25. When she saw her first strands of gray hair, she thought she'd dye.
26. Bakers trade bread recipes on a knead to know basis.
27. Santa's helpers are subordinate clauses.
28. Acupuncture: a jab well done.
29. Marathon runners with bad shoes suffer the agony of de feet.

13 comments:

  1. *GROAN* And I do this for two reasons. One's for this post (LOL!) and the other's 'cause I'm very, very sick. My doctor thinks I have a bronchial infection. If I still have this nasty fever in a few days I'll be tested for pneumonia.
    I hope I spelled everything correctly. HA. Off to bed...
    Btw, "Charlie's Angel's" would be dandy.

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  2. LOL I love reading things like this. They are such fun!

    Feel better, Mel! Big hugs!

    The Doctor's Wife

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  3. As my husband says:

    It's deja vu all over again.

    Land of Dreams

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  4. LOL!

    Feel better Mel...I have a cold myself right now and don't feel so well.

    Maureen: my dad says that all the time.

    Land Of Dreams

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  5. My favorite is #23, followed by 10, 13 (food & $TOO TRUE!)& 6. Will copy it for my 82 yr old Dad to read at Tgiving; no computer to email. We used to groan at his sense of humor but now appreciate it- dry like this!!
    Ditto all the warm thoughts & hugs to Mel & Jennifer-- I'm finally on the road to recovery so can empathsize. Being sick is a drag.
    GLAD we have each other to be concerned & lift us up.

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  6. guress you know Every Waking Moment is my choice but forgot to mention it last post. LOL

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  7. I think I saw that list in Lonely Planet's Speaking in Tongues branch at some point. I have some other fun lists about English language saved on my computer that I have seen in Speaking in Tongues.
    LAND OF DREAMS or THE DOCTOR'S WIFE.

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  8. I went to look, Minna. Interesting site!

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  9. Isn't it? I also recommend Get Stuffed branch. I've always gotten help from both branches when I've had questions about language or cooking. And of course I occasionally visit Scandinavia branch, too. Oh, and check out also these threads:
    Finno-Ugric thread:
    http://thorntree.lonelyplanet.com/messagepost.cfm?postaction=reply&catid=47&threadid=594016&messid=4988843&STARTPAGE=1&parentid=0

    Interesting travel books:
    http://thorntree.lonelyplanet.com/messagepost.cfm?postaction=reply&catid=44&threadid=587006&messid=4925575&STARTPAGE=1&parentid=0

    Idioms:
    http://thorntree.lonelyplanet.com/messagepost.cfm?postaction=reply&catid=47&threadid=392046&messid=3252463&STARTPAGE=1&parentid=0

    Japanese books:
    http://thorntree.lonelyplanet.com/messagepost.cfm?postaction=reply&catid=19&threadid=478572&messid=3992885&STARTPAGE=1&parentid=0

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  10. I forgot one... Odd questions:
    http://thorntree.lonelyplanet.com/messagepost.cfm?postaction=reply&catid=40&threadid=577422&messid=4837620&STARTPAGE=1&parentid=0

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  11. I enjoyed reading these! Stuff like this always gives me a good laugh!!

    Book: CHARLIE'S ANGELS

    And if second: LAND OF DREAMS

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