I will thank the Lord with all my heart as I meet with his godly people. How amazing are the deeds of the Lord! All who delight in him should ponder them. Psalm 111:1-2 NLT

Monday, August 10, 2015

Let's Have Some Fun!


Writers love to play with words and sentences. We revise and shuffle our manuscripts constantly. We delight in finding the exact word or an original phrase to convey a thought. A thesaurus can excite us. (I know. That's almost sad. But it's true.)

 But sometimes we just like to have fun with words and sentences.

For instance, spoon-fed has its letters arranged in reverse alphabetical order! Strengths is one of the longest words in English with only one vowel.  You and ewe are pronounced the same but have no common letters! (No wonder kids struggle with English!)

But how about some of these weird sentences.  Are they grammatically correct?

All the faith he had had had had no effect on the outcome of his life. (“Had” four times in a row??)

Will Will Smith smith?  Will Smith will smith.  (A question and the answer with only two words!)

When I tell you pick up the left rock, it will be the right one, and then only the right rock will be left. (Now what was that??)

And just to prove that punctuation does matter, try this sentence: A woman without her man is nothing. I do believe we women would add a little punctuation! A woman—without her—man is nothing.

Join in the fun! Share some of your fun words or sentences!

4 comments:

  1. I enjoy you, Teri. Hope to see you at (or around) Dallas ACFW :)

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  2. Ah, Teri. I love this. And English is the hardest language to learn...of course I haven't tried Chinese or Japanese or Russian. :-)

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  3. English must be confusing to foreign language students. It still confuses me sometimes!

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