Word Games

Great Vocab Didn't Save the Thesaurus from Extinction

The Original Thesaurus is Gone but an Evolved Creature HAS Been Sited Recently

via static.neatoshop.com and www.qasixapart2.com
More verbal fun can be found at the Wordplay Website.  Go there to get your

  • anagrams,
  • palindromes,
  • spoonerisms,
  • tongue-twisters,
  • pangrams and
  • Rebus puzzles.

Don’t forget mnemonics!  Be on the lookout for malapropisms, too. It’s all part and parcel of the joy that is etymology.

Oxymorora are also featured. N.B. Fun-with-words taught me that “oxymorons” is not grammatically correct. I’d just assumed that it was the same singular-plural form as moron versus morons! I’d like to segue into a good example of English usage for that term.  It also pertains to those who make indiscriminate or spammy comments:

Advertisements
Published in: on August 27, 2010 at 2:34 pm  Leave a Comment  
Tags: ,

The URI to TrackBack this entry is: https://myindigolives.wordpress.com/2010/08/27/word-games/trackback/

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Comments welcomed! Less enthusiastic about spam.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s