Sunday, September 21, 2008

Fun with word games ... #2

I'm between the Astros game (we won) and bridge (we're on!). Figure I have about an hour to post this. We'll see what I can get accomplished.

Word Games Puzzles* ...

A church congregation had struggled for years to get enough money to put in a needed elevator when a donor chipped in a sum that truly gave them a lift.

After a year long work trip, an archaeologist returned home and got settled in a condo. He couldn't wait to have his girlfriend over to show her his new digs.

Syllacrostics* ...

We are always the same age inside. __ Gertrude Stein

A learned man is an idler who kills time by study. __ George Bernard Shaw

The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention. __ S. Morris

One that would have the fruit must climb the tree. __ Fuller

Crostic Puzzles* ...

The moon is moving away from the earth at the rate of two inches a year because gravity is decreasing. This means that every year you weigh about one potato chip less than you weighed the year before. __ Robert Fulghum, It was on Fire

[Now there's a weight-loss program for you!]

In Canada we have enough to do keeping up with two spoken languages without trying to invent slang, so we just go right ahead and use English for literature, Scotch for sermons, and American for conversations. __ Stephen Leacock, How to Write

[Don't blame me for the title of his book/article/whatever, but what I want to know is, "Whatever happened to French?!?"]

I've argued that squirrels store nuts, but do they really think ahead to January or are they like people who fill attics with old National Geographics 'just in case we might need them someday'? __ Gladys Tabercove, Journal

*For a more detailed explanation of these various types of word games, please go here.

However, I can assure you that there is absolutely no need whatsoever for you to follow that link to enjoy the above quotes.

Am off now to take a shower and try and get ready to trounce the opponents in bridge. Wish me and my partner luck, OK?

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