Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Playing With Words

No secret that language fascinates me. It's cold and dreary out and a perfect time to do some language sleuthing. I really love the BrownieLocks site for a number of reasons, but the offering I link to below offers a look at the sometimes quirky side of our language. You'll find the history of anagrams there (auction=caution), some really great cognative anagrams ( alien forms=life on Mars) and some very funny malapropisms (Generally speaking, can you be more specific please?)


Kayla said...

Can see you're avoiding the news cycle--don't blame you. My kids love this kind of word play so it'll be their treat after school today.

Miriam said...

Thanks for the link to this site. Was catching up on my blog reading when I spotted it. Some great examples to bring to my classroom.