A backward poet writes inverse.
A bicycle can’t stand alone; it is two tired.
A boiled egg is hard to beat.
A calendar’s days are numbered.
A chicken crossing the road: poultry in motion.
A dentist and a manicurist married. They fought tooth and nail.
A dyslexic man walks into a bra.
A grenade fell onto a kitchen floor in France and resulted in Linoleum Blownapart.
A lot of money is tainted: ‘Taint yours, and ‘taint mine.
A plateau is a high form of flattery.
A thief fell and broke his leg in wet cement. He became a hardened criminal.
A thief who stole a calendar got twelve months.
No, it's not some kind of perversion that'll get you on a life-long sex-offenders list. "Lexophile" is someone who loves to use words uniquely. e.g. "to write with a broken pencil is pointless.
Someone recently sent me a list of 42 examples that were compiled without attribution. After a search, I've found that a lot of them are repeats from other lists making the rounds. The most extensive list I found was a comment posted by someone named Val on a website called Exploring the Use, Misuse and Humor of Words by Bob McDonnell, Successful writer. (Be sure to read the rest of his interesting site, where you will find out that Scrabble has added new words and the meaning of book mash. (Or is it bookmash? There's also a debate over whether it's "lexophile" or "lexiphile.")
Anyway, here's a sampling. You'll have to visit Bob to find the rest. It's worth a look and a laugh where there's so much going on that's unfunny.
Do you have any more that you want to contribute?
See details of my award-winning historical novel, Madness: The War of 1812, at www.madness1812.com
To subscribe to The Barbershop, type your email address in the box and click the "create subscription" button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time.
Posted July 25, 2015 at 12:04 pm
Posted July 21, 2015 at 11:45 am
Posted July 21, 2015 at 7:51 am
Posted July 20, 2015 at 10:27 am
Posted July 19, 2015 at 3:37 pm
Latest on ChicagoNow
from Sincere Mommy by Tara Schile
posted today at 7:00 am
from Cubs Den by John Arguello
posted today at 3:36 am
from Cubs Den by Gunther Dabynsky
posted Saturday at 10:18 pm
from Cubs Behind the Pinstripes by Jared Wyllys
posted Saturday at 8:56 pm
from Future Sox by Dan Santaromita
posted Saturday at 8:55 pm
Read these ChicagoNow blogs