Tag Archives: Wordplay

Anyone for Bathos? Famous Speeches (All Messed Up And That)

Today I thought I’d fudge, smudge, besmirch, and spoil some of mankind’s most famous and profound utterances and thoughts. You know, for a laugh…   – Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? – No. Our father, who art in … Continue reading

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Wanted for Crimes Against the Language: “Table-scape”

Right then, off we go. It’s been a couple of weeks but I’m ready again if you are… Welcome to a new topic I’ll continue to tap every now and then, in between my other random missives: ugly words or … Continue reading

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The Anti-Crossword Crossword (Revealed)

Finally, here’s your chance to hunker back from the edge of your seat – as I reveal the answers to the crossword what I wrote last week. These, my friends, are they (and further down, what your performance means): Now, … Continue reading

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(Happy New Year) The Anti-Crossword Crossword

Crosswords are way too difficult. Even the so-called ‘easy’ ones. They take far too long – and who’s ever finished one anyway? Who’s got the time? …And now we’ve reached that unfortunate time of year when we set ourselves all sorts of … Continue reading

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A More Modern Library – For Busy People & Users of Twitter (Your Favourite Books Brutally Abridged)

Well here’s a little something you can play along to at home… (No explanation necessary, the title says it all, right?) Disclaimer: Any implied connection between the following literary allusions and my being in any way well-read is entirely coincidental. … Continue reading

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Radio Somewhere

[Music fades out.] Host Johnny Four Sugars: The fresh surf sounds of Boogie Woogie Wigwam playing us to within a tick-toc or two of News Beat on the Hour, the only place on your dial for the news that really … Continue reading

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Walk On The Mild Side

It’s a matter of conjecture, I suppose, if the world was any poorer for doing without a less salacious and less rhyming Yorkshire version of Lou Reed’s Walk On The Wild Side. But I prepared one anyway.* (Next week, a … Continue reading

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