It’s Friday, and it’s the start of a long weekend (at least here in Canada). Seems like the perfect time for some word fun!
- Is it a piece of IKEA furniture or a type of cheese? An amusing quiz from Mental Floss.
- Thou wayward rump-fed malt-worm! Have some fun with the Shakespearean insult generator.
- Which reminds me of the pirate Guybrush Threepwood in the old video game, Curse of Monkey Island, where swordfights included trading insults. Sample: “I’ve spoken with apes more polite than you!” “I’m glad to hear you attended your family reunion.”
- See the entertaining History of English in Ten Minutes. (Actually, it’s 11:29 minutes on the origins of words.) Sorry, no longer available!
Enjoy your weekend, however long it is! And please share if you find any great places for word fun.
Image: Tina Phillips and FreeDigitalPhotos.net.
You might want to try out honku.org. A honku is a haiku about traffic (thanks to the PumpTalk blog for sending me in right direction.) I think it’s a hilarious concept!. A couple of examples:
If, in fact, TOMRULZ
would he need to announce it
on vanity plates?
Psycho behind me
what do you want me to do –
hit the crossing child?
Thanks for the tip, Sue! You are right, great concept. I’ll check it out.