Tag Archives: Wordplays

Pun Of The Weak: Onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia — The dog’s response when asked why he didn’t need to go out.

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Pun Of The Weak: Daffynitions #1

Abalone — What you see most of the time on TV and the web. Aftermath — After your math exam. Avoidable — What a bullfighter tries to do. Devastation — A place where buses arrive and depart. Egotist — A … Continue reading

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Scrabble Anagram

The March 11, 1975 issue of the London Times has this little curiosity. Phoebe Winch was able to arrange the 100 standard Scrabble tiles into a meaningful anagram: AAAAAAAAA BB CC DDDD EEEEEEEEEEEE FF GGG HH IIIIIIIII J K LLLL MM NNNNNN … Continue reading

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Superghost

In 1951, John Thurber was challenged by his friend, Michell, to a word game called “Ghost” or “Superghost”. The objective of the game is to think of English words which contain a given difficult letter combinations. For example, “NEHE” becomes “swineherd” … Continue reading

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Pun Of The Weak: Hybrid Car

I’ve already got a hybrid car. Half of it belongs to me and half to the bank. – Bob Thaves, Frank and Ernest

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A Poem Which Is Both A Lipogram And A Pangram

  A lipogram is a form of constrained writing composed of words wherein a letter or a group of letters of the alphabet is avoided. You can see some examples of lipogram in my post “Six Mary Had a Little Lamb lipograms” where the popular nursery rhyme is written in six different versions using different … Continue reading

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Six “Mary Had A Little Lamb” Lipograms

A lipogram is a form of constrained writing composed of words wherein a letter or a group of letters of the alphabet is avoided. Usually, the letter “e”, the most common letter in the English language is omitted. For example, Gadsby by Ernest … Continue reading

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