I was interested to see this in Peter Roper’s blog: First ever tweet Just setting up my twttr First words spoken on YouTube Alright, so here we are in front of the elephants First ever text message Merry Christmas First mobile phone call Joel, this is Marty. I’m calling you Read more…
A paraprosdokian is a phrase with an unexpected ending.
Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.
The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it’s still on the list.
Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
If I agreed with you we’d both be wrong.
We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.
War does not determine who is right – only who is left.
Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
Evening news is where they begin with ‘Good evening’, and then proceed to tell you why it isn’t.
To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.
A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station.
How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?
Some people are like Slinkies … not really good for anything, but you can’t help smiling when you see one tumble down the stairs.
Dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish.
There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren’t invented in England. We take English for granted, but if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square, and a guinea pig is neither Read more…
Sub-editing. This rare and hard-won skill requires the sub-editor to be totally in tune with the way that the author’s mind is working, identifying the paragraphs of which he is most proud, and deleting them. Management clearance. This has a similar result to sub-editing, except that the deleted paragraphs are Read more…
Deep joy: Pleasing. Goodlilode: Good or excellent. Nockers (as in “I did nockers”): Not. Terribold: Terrible. Remarkibold: Remarkable. Horribold: Horrible. Falollop: Fall. Once a polly tito: Once upon a time. Thriftymost on your banky balancer: Very good value. Goodlibilode: Goodbye.
Flopperpop: Flowerpot Haddop: Hello Slogalog: Slowcoach Doomoddlestop: Oh Your Majesty Icklekickles: Icicles Ippop Weeb: Little Weed Clareklop: Scarecrow Waddle oo tikoo dop? Gloob a waddle a hop: What do you think of that? Gloves as well as a hat Nigloo Lawdlepop: Nigel Lawson Migly Fachoo: Margaret Thatcher Priddly Daidy: Princess Read more…