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    Linguistic laughers for the loco lexicographers

    1. A bicycle can't stand alone; it is two tired.

    2. A will is a dead giveaway.

    3. Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.

    4. A backward poet writes inverse.

    5. In a democracy it's your vote that counts; in feudalism, it's your Count that votes.

    6. A chicken crossing the road: poultry in motion.

    7. If you don't pay your exorcist you can get repossessed.

    8. With her marriage she got a new name and a dress.

    9. Show me a piano falling down a mine shaft and I'll show you A-flat miner.

    10. When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.

    11. The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine was fully recovered.

    12. A grenade fell onto a kitchen floor in France resulted in Linoleum Blownapart.

    13. You are stuck with your debt if you can't budge it.

    14. Local Area Network in Australia: The LAN down under.

    15. He broke into song because he couldn't find the key.

    16. A calendar's days are numbered.

    17. A lot of money is tainted: 'Taint yours, and 'taint mine.

    18. A boiled egg is hard to beat.

    19. He had a photographic memory which was never developed.

    20. A plateau is a high form of flattery.

    21. The short fortuneteller who escaped from prison: a small medium at large.

    22. Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end.

    23. When you've seen one shopping center you've seen a mall.

    24. If you jump off a Paris bridge, you are in Seine.

    25. When she saw her first strands of gray hair, she thought she'd dye.

    26. Bakers trade bread recipes on a knead to know basis.

    27. Santa's helpers are subordinate clauses.

    28. Acupuncture: a jab well done.

    29. Marathon runners with bad shoes suffer the agony of de feet.

    Note: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.


  • #2

    Thanks Tops!

    A friend of mine used to say the "Time flies like a bird, fruit flies like a banana" one often.


    • #3
      wow... they r awsum...



      • #4
        I'll be using some of these. Thanks top!