Friday, June 4, 2010

WORDS and alternate meanings...

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...


  1. No surprise on the IQ thing. These exercises are so cute. Especially the one about TOMORROW. That's me in a nutshell! Great blog, Chats. I look forward to next Friday. Wuhoo!

  2. I do read your blogs, Chatty, but don't always have time to post. I love to read these types of plays on words. I especially like the Dust!

  3. Thank you ladies for reading my blog and the comments. I read yours JJ, ALL THINGS ROYAL everyday and post it to TWITTER. Ruth do you have a blog?