I took an aptitude test recently online and the end result was a comfortably high I.Q. matching other tests I've take in school, but even better they named me as a WORD WARRIOR. Well let me tell you that being a published author, editor, and ghostwriter that made me very happy. I found an exercise we use to do when I began writing, a play on the spoken/written word. Check these out...
ADULT = is a person who has stopped growing at both ends and is now growing in the middle.
BEAUTY PARLOR = a place women curl up and dye.
CHICKEN = the only creature we can eat before it's born and after it's dead.
CANNIBAL = someone fed up with people.
COMMITTEE = a body that keeps minutes while wasting hours.
DUST = mud with all the juice squeezed out.
HANDKERCHIEF = cold storage.
MOSQUITO = one insect that makes us feel better about flies.
SECRET = something we tell one person at a time.
SKELETON = a bunch of bones with the person scraped off.
TOOTHACHE = the pain that drives you to extraction.
RAISIN = grape with bad sunburn.
YAWN = an honest opinion openly expressed.
TOMORROW = one of the greatest labor saving devices of today.
WRINKLES = something other people have similar to my character lines.
These are just a few play on words. Words if you think about it are one of our greatest tools or one of our greatest weapons. I have a rapier wit, am a sarcastic type, but funny by most standards. Yes with only words I can cut to the quick... Luckily I'm so lovable!
I adore words, reading, writing and speaking them. So for today I'll say odios, bon voyage, sianara, chow, and goodbye...