Friday, September 7, 2007

Word Play

I wish I could take credit for the following, but a friend e-mailed it to me today and I thought it was too good not to pass along. Hope many of you can use these in your classrooms:

  • Ratio of an igloo's circumference to its diameter = Eskimo Pi

  • 2000 pounds of Chinese soup = Won ton

  • 1 millionth of a mouthwash = 1 microscope

  • Time between slipping on a peel and smacking the pavement = 1 bananosecond

  • Weight an evangelist carries with God = 1 billigram

  • Time it takes to sail 220 yards at 1 nautical mile per hour = Knotfurlong

  • 16.5 feet in the Twilight Zone = 1 Rod Serling

  • Half of a large intestine = 1 semicolon

  • 1,000,000 aches = 1 megahurtz

  • Basic unit of laryngitis = 1 hoarsepower

  • Shortest distance between two jokes = A straight line

  • 453.6 graham crackers = 1 pound cake

  • 1 million- microphones = 1 megaphone

Oh, how we love words. These are some... strange definitions. Read them
slowly... some may take a second or two to sink in.

  • EYEDROPPER: A clumsy ophthalmologist.

  • HEROES: What a guy in a boat does.

  • LEFT BANK: What the robber did when his bag was full of money.

  • MISTY: How golfers create divots.

  • PARADOX: Two physicians.

  • PARASITES: What you see from the top of the Eiffel Tower.

  • PHARMACIST: A helper on the farm.

  • POLARIZE: What penguins see with.

  • PRIMATE: Removing your spouse from the couch in front of the TV.

  • RELIEF: What trees do in the spring.

  • RUBBERNECK: What you do to relax your wife.

  • SELFISH: What the owner of a seafood store does.

And our (the anonymous writer's) favorite:

  • SUDAFED: Litigation brought against a government official.


Joyce Moyer Hostetter said...

I love the word play - thanks!

Michael Kline said...

Hi Carol,

I thoroughly enjoyed your treatise on wordplay. If you have a chance, and enjoy the occasional challenge, stop by my blog. I think you'll like it.

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