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Welcome to Amusing Alliteration
This lighthearted lens will appeal to paripatetic ponderers, parenthetical poets, and pundits of pleasingly plump prose.
NOTE: Those with incredibly short-attention spans or missing funnybones would be well advised to find something all together trifling to occupy their time like twiddling their toes, wiggling their ears, or gazing at their navels.
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Artful Alliteration - A perfectly pedantic and politically-correct pastime
Dashing Dwayne Dipplewort dabbled daily on his draft, after all, dedicated docile didactic dragons don't do dastardly deeds.
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BUCKETS OF BLITHER, BLATHER, AND BABBLE FROM A BASHFUL BUMPKIN BABE WHO LIVES IN BLUMENORT
Brunhilda Baughurst, a bashful bucket babe from Blumenort, (Manitoba) dared to dream of the day when she could toss her cookies, her clothesline, not to mention her crabby kids and become a voluptuous vixen of the vacuum or venturesome vamp of the veranda. Failing that, she thought she might consider becoming a veritable vagabond of vapid verbs, vainglorious vowels and vague vaniloquence. At the very least, she realized she could settle for kissing a fool, a frog, or even a flying-carpet salesman just for the heck of it!
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WHAT THE HECK IS ALLITERATION? - Nutty Names and Witty Wordplay
Witless wordmongers may find this lovely literary device to their liking since it's easy to plop these pleasingly plump pieces of pith or piffle into a plot going nowhere fast. Artful alliteration is a handy tool for creating mundane milquetoast metaphors to sprinkle along the garden path and lull readers to sleep with trite if not tiresome twaddle like "right as rain", "dead as a doornail", and "good as gold".
There are also endless uses for alliteration particularly when it comes to the creation of nutty names like: "Fester Fanggut" (a Terry Pratchett character), well-know icons such as "Fred Flintstone", "King Kong", "Roger Rabbit", and "Spongebob Squarepants", or obscure folks like "Tracy Turnblad" (from movie "Hairspray") or Harry Potter characters like "Filius Flitwick", "Luna Lovegood", "Minerva McGonagall", "Severus Snape" or Hogwarts founders: "Godric Gryffindor", "Helga Hufflepuff", "Rowena Ravenclaw" and "Salazar Slytherin". Of course readers will also recall several odd personalities in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events -- "Quigley Quagmire" and "Dewey Denouement". And, last but not least, an array of amusing anime character names exist including: "Beyond Birthday", "Cecil Croomy", and "Lelouch Lamperouge".
AMUSING ALLITERATION - Or, cockamammie cartoons
AMUSING ALLITERATION - Or, Batty and Bizarre Book Titles
Entertaining examples of tongue-twister titles include:
Aster Aardvark's Alphabet AdventureBootsie Barker BitesCarnivorous CarnivalFour Fur FeetPrincess Prunella and Purple Peanut Six Creepy SheepSome Smug SlugTangle of TonguesThe Ersatz ElevatorThe Penultimate PerilThe Vile Village
PASSIONATE PATTY IN PURSUIT OF PULSATING PECTORALS...or maybe it's
PALPITATING PRINCESS PEEK-A-BOO PURSUING A PALLID, PEEPVISH, PERAMBULATING PARAMOUR!
PIFFLING POETRY FOR BEMUSED BIRDBRAINS
Wee William warbling,
with wonder watching,
wacky wood-pecker working.
Poetry Credit: Koyel Mitra, India.
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Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater's Palate Preferred Pretty Princesses not Pumpkin Pies! - Have a Ho Ho Halloween Everyone!
BRING ON THE BUNGLED BISCUITS!
Billy Botter, a butterfingered buffoon, baked biscuits with bitter butter in the batter but belatedly, Billy belched, botched the batch and bit the dust before breakfast...what a bummer!
PETER PIPER PICKED A PECK OF ...? - Pretty peculiar plants if you ask me!
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
How many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?
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Who says someone with an amusing alliterative name like Hubert Horatio Humphrey can't become a U.S. Vice-President?
ARE ALL WISHING WELLS WITTY AND WISE?
Wait waterless wanderer. Whoever walks to the well will wade into a wonderous world. A world which will waken the wilting wallpaper of work and worry. Well? Worry will wait while wells and whirls a warm-hearted wackiness into a weary week. Whereafter waves and waterfalls of wonderment will wash all weakness. A way? Well? A world wide web of wholehearted wholesome wisdom and wit waits to wipe away worries. Wells work wonders for wrinkles. Why wait. Why wonder. Why worry. Why wain. Why whittle. Why wither. Walk in. Well, what are we waiting for? It'll double you at Hardy's well.
Poetry Credit: Lemn Sissay courtesy of email@example.com.
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QUIBBLING IN THE QUEENDOM OF QUENCHERS AND QUIDNUNCS
Quentin Quid Pro Quo queried the quixotic Queen of Everything about why she quibbled over the quality of queasy quenchers and quaffing quidnuncs in her quiescent queendom?
WOOER WANTED FOR WILD, WIGGLY, WONDROUS WENCH!
Witty, well-endowed, warm-hearted wench wants worry-free, wicked, winsome weatherman with whiskers to work wonders (who's also willing to wax forth about wind sleeves, weathercocks and weather-vanes while making wild and wonderful whoopee).
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A DISTINCTLY DIFFICULT DOCTOR'S DILEMMA
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If one doctor doctors another doctor, does the doctor
who doctors the doctor doctor the doctor the way the
doctor he is doctoring doctors? Or does he doctor
the doctor the way the doctor who doctors doctors?
A TITILLATING AND TOADILY AWESOME TONGUE-TWISTER
A tree toad loved a she-toad
Who lived up in a tree.
He was a two-toed tree toad
But a three-toed toad was she.
The two-toed tree toad tried to win
The three-toed she-toad's heart,
For the two-toed tree toad loved the ground
That the three-toed tree toad trod.
But the two-toed tree toad tried in vain.
He couldn't please her whim.
From her tree toad bower
With her three-toed power
The she-toad vetoed him.
Words Source: Tongue-Twister
A mad cow does not a marvellous merry-milking machine make!
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Amusing Alliteration for the Ho Ho Ho Holidays
A wonderfully witty, wise and wicked piece of work!
Wonderfully Wicked & Weird Woodchuck Words - And don't forget to have a Ho Ho Ho Halloween!
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck
if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
He would chuck, he would, as much as he could,
and chuck as much wood as a woodchuck would
if a woodchuck could chuck wood.
The Trick-or-Treat & Tummy Trouble Troll terrified toothless twirps with tacky tweets and tasteless tokens of twaddle!
Image Credit: Troll illustration by ExtraLife@flickr.com
HAVE A HAPPY HALLOWEEN! - From the Hapless Headless Horseman
Headless Horseman Haunts on Halloween
The headless horseman heads for the
haunted house of Harry, Harriet, and Haddie
to happily haunt on Halloween.
Truly terrified they tell their tale
of snakes slithering through pumpkin patches
periously peeking between bountiful bales of hay
high above apple trees towering tall -
a silhouetted sight in the spooky sky.
His galloping gait grabs the ground
while the westerly wind whistles
as the hounds' harsh howls
piercingly penetrate the mist masking the magic
of the neverending nebulous night.
Harry, Harriet, and Haddie hold hands
as they hide hushed with heavy hearts
behind the big broad bed's backboard
in the comodious corner contemplating and calculating
an impending escape although an appraisal of the
scary situation seemingly shouted silent seriousness
of the maniacal malicious muted moment.
High on the hill, the Headless Horseman halted his horse ...
(I hope you can help me finish this Halloween poem!)
Poetry Credit: NanasCorner.com
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'Tis the season to enjoy a little friendly fun and folly!
If I see shiny stars sparkling on sleek, silver sleighs or suffer suckey-faced Santa singing silly songs like "Rudoloph the Red-Nosed-Reindeer", or "Walking in a winter wonderland", I'm going to wretch!
A CURIOUS CHRISTMAS COVER
BOISTEROUS BOOKS FOR BAFFLED BOOKWORMS
A wicked word book for worry-warts and wet-blankets.
A primer for people who hate punctuation but live pictures.
Who wouldn't want to read a book by Berkeley Breathed?
What's not to like about a succulent smug slug?
Say, let me introduce you to a catchy, cute caterpillar named Clara.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU DON'T LIKE MY AMUSING ALLITERATION?
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