All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘“word play”’

Back Yard, Backyard, or Back-Yard?


Which is correct? Backyard, back yard, or back-yard?

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Heteronyms: Different Words that Look the Same


It’s surprising that heteronyms don’t cause more confusion than they do.

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Fun with Words: Reduplication


Credit to the Phrase Finder website for much of the information on this topic. I love words, and one of the great …

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Body Participles: A Word Thing


Ever thought about words like backbreaking, nail-biting, toe-tapping? Well, I have!

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Paraprosdokian: Unexpected Humor


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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