I was thinking about doing Charles's Viral Story Tag today, because I was thinking it would save me from having to write a post. Then I started thinking about how much energy I didn't have that it would take to make all the links and yada-yada. And then I thought, "Nah. I'll think about that tomorrow. Or the next day."
And so I decided that what I will talk about today is -- people who finish other peoples' sentences. Is there someone you're so simpatico with that you and he or she often tend to finish each other's sentences? Out loud, yet? My sister and I do it with each other, and I'm in tune enough with a couple of very good friends that we also do it. What does that mean? Something? Anything? Nothing?
Let's experiment a little and see how we'd complete these sentences.
1. Many paths lead to the same _______.
2. All roads lead to _______.
3. Don't look to me for tea and ________.
4. If it fails, you have no one to blame but _______.
5. It's late, I'm tired, and I'm going to ________.
6. Tell that to me one more time and I'll ________.
7. I'll think about it ________.
8. When all else fails, _______.
9. Life is a journey to _______.
10. Nothin' says lovin' like ________.
11. Britney Spears, queen of the ________.
I'd also like (because of some strange and ominous rumblings) to say a word or two about PublishAmerica today. Again. But I'm not going to. The only thing I want to do with PA is dance in the embers when it goes down in flames. If you know nothing about that sham publisher, you're better off. It's not my job to coax folks into experimenting with a different flavor Kool-Aid or swallowing an alternative dogma. People are going to do whatever they're going to do. All I'll say is that if you're a writer with a saleable manuscript in your hands, do your research before choosing publishers to submit to and avoid PublishAmerica like the plague. Trust me, a simple Google search will tell you everything you need to know.
TWISTED LINGUISTICS has Words Gone Wild today and, guess what, some of them come straight from PA-land. See what you can do with the ones I missed.
his writing jernery
bronchial pheumina - Condition whereby the lungs are sucked up through the nasal passages and blown out the nose while sneezing.
messwage board - Forums frequented by sloppy masseuses who are paid by the hour.
These WGWs come from our infamous "editor" person who is, ta-da, a moderator on a pro-PA board.
hamspers - A cross between small furry rodents and pigs.
huge fat wriggling insents
|You Are a Mai Tai|
You aren't a big drinker, but you'll drink if the atmosphere is festive.
And when you're drunk, watch out! You're easily carried away.