Have you ever heard of the word “paronomasia”? No, neither had I. A synonym for it is “pun.” I’ve long been a lover of puns, and the worse they are, the better I like them. Recently, my friend and colleague Beth Terry sent along several I hadn’t seen before. They’re so bad, they’re wonderful. 1. King Ozymandias of … [Read more...] about Paronomasia? Say What!
Archives for April 2018
A biker lay sprawled across three seats in a posh move theater. When an usher saw him, he whispered: "Sorry, sir, but you're only allowed one seat." The biker just groaned. So the usher snapped: "Get up, or I'll call the manager.' Again, just a groan. When the managed came, he got the same results, so he called the … [Read more...] about The Biker
The following is a list of newly published books, many of which seem certain to become best sellers: The Art of Archery, by Beau N. Arrow Songs for Children, by Barbara Blacksheep Heart Surgery in Ireland, by Angie O'Plasty School Truancy Trends, by Marcus Absent I Was a Cloakroom Attendant, by Mahatma … [Read more...] about New Books
We regret to announce the passing last month of the veteran Pillsbury spokesman Pop-N-Fresh Doughboy. His death was attributed to a severe yeast infection and trauma complications from repeated pokes in the belly. He was 71. Doughboy was buried in a lightly greased coffin, and the gravesite was piled high with … [Read more...] about Condoughlences
I recently read that one taxpayer filled out his income tax forms using Roman numerals. He reported that IRS officials were not amused. Why am I not surprised? The following are a couple of letters reportedly sent to the IRS once upon a time: Dear IRS, I would like to cancel my subscription. Please remove my … [Read more...] about Tax Time
“A sense of humor makes up for all of our imperfections. Most of humor is in the area between where we are and where we think we ought to be. Harvard followed a group of executives for about 30 years, studying their basic traits. Four points came up consistently, and one of them was a sense of humor—that they were able … [Read more...] about A Sense of Humor
For those who love the idiosyncrasies of the English language: If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes? What if there were no hypothetical questions? If a deaf child signs swear words, does his mother wash his hands with soap? If someone with multiple personalities … [Read more...] about I’m Glad You Asked
April has once again arrived, the month when Uncle Sam dips his greedy paws into our pockets to relieve us of much of our hard-earned income. However, there is a brighter side, as April also happens to be National Humor Month. No, it’s not any sort of official designation, but was begun 40 years ago by best-selling … [Read more...] about National Humor Month!