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Some Language Questions to Ponder

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Wordy things that make you go hmm…

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Paraprosdokian: Unexpected Humor

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A paraprosdokian (from the Greek meaning “beyond expectation”‘) is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part. Here are a few good ones…..

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Yeah, English is Stupid

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  A friend sent me a link to this poem recently, and I just had to share it. Some of …

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Refuse the Refuse: The Baffling World of Heteronyms

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Heteronyms are words with different meanings and pronunciations that are spelled identically.

That’s right; moped and moped are not the same words. They are two distinct words with completely different meanings. They just look exactly alike. Whose idea was this?

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