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October Interview Schedule: 10/3 Ellen Byron, 10/10 Cynthia Kuhn, 10/17 Jacqueline Seewald, 10/24 G. A. McKevett, 10/31 Alan Orloff

Saturday Guest Bloggers: 10/6 Mary Reed, 10/13 J.J. Hensley,
WWK Satuday Bloggers: 10/20 Margaret S. Hamilton, 10/27 Kait Carson


Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:


Grace Topping signed a three-book contract with Henery Press for her Laura Bishop Home Staging series. Congratulations, Grace!

KM Rockwood's new short story, "Map to Oblivion," has been included the anthology Shhhh...Murder! edited by Andrew MacRae and published by Darkhouse Books. It was released on Sept. 12.

Warren Bull also has a story in Shhh...Murder! Look for "Elsinore Noir," Warren's short story, in this anthology.

Annette Dashofy's Uneasy Prey was released in March. It is the sixth Zoe Chambers Mystery. The seventh, Cry Wolf, will be released on September 18th. Look for E. B. Davis's interview with Annette on September 19th.

Shari Randall's second Lobster Shack Mystery, Against the Claw, will be available in July 31, 2018.

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Are you a Lexophile? by Warren Bull




Image from nwcreation.net 

Are you a lexophile?, i.e., a lover of words, one who derives pleasure from various use of words, who appreciates the nuances surrounding different words, and who is alert to synonyms, antonyms, homophones, and homonyms, often using them for effect, sometimes in humor.
For example:
Lawyers’ briefs are anything but brief.
I know I shouldn’t have argued with the nurse but he kept needling me.
The pop singer was a flop as a movie star. He just didn’t project well.
Baseball is holy. After all, Genesis starts, “In the big inning.”
My uncle must be a magician, Mom said he took a car and turned it into a tree.
My teacher asked how many sides a circle has. I told her, “Two; inside and outside.” 
How big is the capitol of Ireland? I don’t know but it must be enormous. Every time anyone talks about it they say its Dublin.

“Jimmy! I missed you.” “I know, Sam. I ducked.”
Even Abraham Lincoln was a lexophile. He used to sit by a window in the White House reading newspapers or books. He would glance out the window from time to time. One evening he said to his confidential messenger, William Slade.
“William, who is that old colored man outside with an empty basket on his arm? I’ve noticed that for some days he comes regularly and leaves with the basket still empty. Go down and get him. Bring him up to see me.”
The old man hobbled into the presence of the President, but upon realizing he was seeing Lincoln, he was too full of emotion to speak.
Realizing this, Lincoln spoke first.
“Well, Uncle. I’ve seen you coming here for several days with your empty basket and a few minutes later you leave. What’s your story? What can I do for you?”
“Thank you, sir,” he said. “Mr. Lincoln I heard that you have the Constitution here and it has provisions in it. Well, as we have nothing to eat in my house, I just thought I’d come around and get mine.” 
Lincoln laughed and told Slade to take him to the kitchen to fill his basket.


3 comments:

Margaret Turkevich said...

what a great Friday blog. Thank you!

Grace Topping said...

Its fun to find humor in words that could have an entirely different meaning. Good to start the day with a laugh.

KM Rockwood said...

Remember:

Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end.