Thursday, March 10, 2011

Day 4: Words Matter Challenge: Mangled Metaphors

Grammarians must have cringed when author Studs Terkel stated: "Nothing happened nowhere."

As writers, we know what he meant. -- There is always a story to be found, and sometimes the backstory is even more revealing. Whether writing fiction or non-fiction, our job is to write the truths that live beneath the surface.

But mangled language can also be great fun:

mangled           words           result in      hurt          feelings       

Can become

Wangled          mords           insult           flirt           healings.

Thanks to Jerry for the creative boost.

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