“Lexophile” describes a lover of words, especially in word games and puns such as “you can tune a piano, but you can’t tuna fish” and “to write with a broken pencil is pointless” and the following:
- I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me.
- The roundest knight at King Arthur’s round table was Sir Cumference.
- When fish are in schools they sometimes take debate.
- The short fortune teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.
- A thief fell and broke his leg in wet cement. He became a hardened criminal.
- Thieves who steal corn from a garden could be charged with stalking.
- The math professor went crazy with the blackboard. He did a number on it.
- The professor discovered that his theory of earthquakes was on shaky ground.
- If you take a laptop computer for a run you could jog your memory.
- A will is a dead giveaway.
- Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.
- A backward poet writes inverse.
- In a democracy, it’s your vote that counts; in feudalism, it’s your count that votes.
- A chicken crossing the road: poultry in motion.
Submitted by a friend of a friend who is into words and their meanings.
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