Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Words to Live By And Clever Words Lined Up

March 14, 2018
   My mother and her four sisters had a way of speaking that was clever and infectious. Here's a list of words they used that I miss:

Lillie Louise Guess at the King Tut Mine, Mohave County

Ho Hum
Phony Baloney
Hardy Har Har

The Coffee Pot Cafe where all the above words were spoken.

Words lined up, like a train pulling cars.

Words Lined Up    I believe good writing is simply choosing the right words and putting them in the right order. So, with that in mind, here's a bunch of words put in an order that is pretty damn clever:

• "I have a step ladder. I never knew my real ladder."
• "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize."
• "Borrow money from pessimists—they don't expect it back."
• "Half the people you know are below average."
• "99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name."
• "All those who believe in psycho kinesis, raise my hand."
• "The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese."
• "I almost had a psychic girlfriend, but she left me before we met."
• "OK, so what's the speed of dark?"
• "How do you tell when you're out of invisible ink?"
• "Hard work pays off in the future; laziness pays off now."
• "I intend to live forever. So far, so good."
• "What happens if you get scared half to death twice?"
• "Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?"
• "Everyone has a photographic memory; some just don't have film."
• "If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you."
• "If your car could travel at the speed of light, would your headlights work?"

• "It's a small world but I wouldn't want to paint it."
—attributed to comedian Steven Wright, although I believe there are some ringers in here.

BBB Bad Men Duo Monoprint

“Success doesn’t come with painting one picture. It results from taking a certain definite line of action and staying with it."
—Georgia O'Keefe

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