Lexophile – Word Play

“Lexophile” is a term used to describe those who are clever with words, such as “you can tune a piano but you can’t tuna fish” , or “to write with a broken pencil is pointless.”
A competition to see who can come up with the best lexphillies is held every year in Dubuque, Iowa. The year’s winning submissions:
… A thief who stole a calendar got twelve months.… When the smog lifts in Los Angeles, U.C.L.A.… The batteries were given out free of charge.… A dentist and a manicurist married. They fought tooth and nail.… A will is a dead giveaway.… With her marriage, she got a new name and a dress.… A boiled egg is hard to beat.… Police were called to the daycare centre, where a three-year-old wasresisting a rest... Did you hear about the fellow whose whole left side was cut off? He’sall right now.… A bicycle can’t stand alone; it is two tired.… The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine is now fully recovered.… He had a photographic memory which was never developed.… When she saw her first strands of grey hair, she thought she’d dye.… Acupuncture is a job well done. That’s the point of it.

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