Wednesday, 25 May 2016


I like made up family names. 
I don't think I made up this one for my brother and his wife, but it's a good one: Bill & Hilde = Bilde. Other family name combos are: Owen, Angie & Julia = Owangia. Graham & Amanda = Gramanda. Try it! It's fun to come up with combinations that flow off the tongue with ease.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016


zeugma - using a word with others so that it has a different sense with each one.

Here's a famous use of zeugma by Groucho Marx in Duck Soup (1933): "You can leave in a taxi. If you can't get a taxi, you can leave in a huff. If that's too soon, you can leave in a minute and a huff."

Wednesday, 4 May 2016


muffkies: what you get when you bake just a bit of muffin batter or cookie dough in muffin tins

These blueberry muffkies are delicious, and while they were baking I had even more fun playing with words. Actually, I can't help myself.