There was an Old Lady – and she was thee!

There was an Old Lady – and she was thee!

Sometimes there are no words. Sometimes there are more. Authors hear much about keywords when it comes to Amazon sales. I written about that in the past. Today’s blog has another tasty treat: the continued alphabetical list of phrases I recall from my misspent...
Onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia

What does a zipper have in common with a buzz saw? Or flip-flops with a tuk-tuk? (A tuk-tuk was the auto rickshaw we rode in Bangkok last fall. Not the best transport in a traffic-congested city. Noise clogged the scenic view. And sucking up fumes amidst the taxis,...
Double entendre words

Double entendre words

We’re all aware of double entendre, a French phrase that masks dirty tricks of language, sexual innuendo and such. I recall an embarrassing attempt to titter beyond my parent’s Squaresville comprehension once as a teen. Only once. Nevermore…I’d...
Efficient vs. Effective

Efficient vs. Effective

As you know I like word play. Some call me a word nerd, though I could have been a math geek based on my SAT scores. The affinity is a direct result of being an early reader, a skill nurtured strongly by both parents who were avid readers themselves. Reading was an...
Word of the Day: Zeugma

Word of the Day: Zeugma

You know that I am a lover of words, alliteration, onomonopea, all syllables and sounds that glide off the tongue tip as smoothly as gin glides on. Here’s a good one, a ‘doozie’ to behold:¬†Zeugma. PRONUNCIATION: (ZOOG-muh) Sounds like the car horn of...