Friday, August 5, 2016

Lexophilia and Lexophiles

As you probably already know, Lexophilia is the love of words. A Lexophile is a person who loves words, who finds pleasure from various usages 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. I’ve been a lexophile for as long as I can remember—perhaps because my mother started reading aloud to me for thirty minutes a day during her pregnancy. Recently, a friend of mine sent me some phrases to enjoy, so I decided to share a few of them with you. Maybe you can challenge your brain to come up with some on your own.

1.   Venison for dinner? Again? Oh deer!
2.   How does Moses make tea? Hebrews it, of course.
3.   England has no kidney bank but it does have a Liverpool.
4.   I tried to catch some fog, but I mist.
5.   They told me I had type-A blood, but it was a Typo.
6.   I changed my iPod's name to Titanic. It's syncing now.
7.   Jokes about German sausage are the absolute wurst.
8.   I know a guy who's addicted to brake fluid, but he says he can stop any time.
9. I stayed up all night to see where the sun went, and then it dawned on me.

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