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Welcome to Entertaining Epigrams
If air is like the air we breathe -- invisible, inescapable, indispensable and something we all take for granted, then entertaining expressions like epigrams should at least tickle the tongue if not the funnybone to read!
For those who haven't got a hot clue what we're talking about, the Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary defines an epigram as:
"1. a concise poem dealing pointedly and often satirically with a single thought or event and often ending with an ingenious turn of thought; 2. a terse, sage, or witty and often paradoxical saying."
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"An epigram often flashes light into regions where reason shines but dimly." - Edwin P. Whipple
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BELIEVE IT OR NOT, WHERE THERE'S WIT THERE'S WISDOM!
"Statistics show that teen pregnancy drops significantly after age 25."
Epigram Engraved Upon the Collar of a Dog Which I Gave to His Royal Highness - by Alexander Pope
EPIGRAM ENGRAVED UPON THE COLLAR OF A DOG WHICH I GAVE TO HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS
I am his Highness' dog at Kew
Pray tell me, sir, whose dog are you?
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FOOD FOR THOUGHT - Does wisdom come in nutritious bite-sized chunks?
Is feasting excessively upon entertaining epigrams bad for one's health?
If too many cooks can spoil a broth ... what do you call a piece of prose or poetry filled with too much pith and vinegar?
People with a taste for blood rarely have time for a short, sharp saying in prose or verse, frequently characterized by acidity or acerbity and sometimes by wisdom.
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FROM THE PONDERING POOL
"If all aliens are green, doesn't that make them environmentally-friendly?"
A PIECE OF PELICAN POETRY - by Dixon Lanier Merritt
"A wonderful bird is the pelican
His bill will hold more than his belican.
He can take in his beak
Food enough for a week,
But I'm damned if I see how the helican."
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OF STENCHES AND WENCHES - by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
In Keln, a town of monks and bones,
And pavements fanged with murderous stones,
And rags, and hags, and hideous wenches,
I counted two-and-seventy stenches,
All well defined, and separate stinks!
Ye nymphs that reign o'er sewers and sinks,
The river Rhine, it is well known,
Doth wash your city of Cologne;
But tell me, nymphs, what power divine
Shall henceforth wash the river Rhine?
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A PITHY PIECE OF ADVICE
"If you think you're too small to make an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito." -- Edith Sitwell
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The Titillating Turtle ... - by Ogden Nash
"The turtle lives 'twixt plated decks
which practically conceal its sex.
I think it clever of the turtle
in such a fix to be so fertile."
Entertaining Epigram Shop
A big book of delightful ditties and entertaining epigrams for bored bookworms and wacky word-lovers.
For those over the age of majority ...with funny fertile imaginations.
A pocket book full of pithy prose and poetry!
One of the best sources of wit and wisdom that comes in two lines or less! Great for those with short attention spans!
HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED THE AMOUNT OF AMUSING ADVICE THAT GOES AROUND? - Especially when it comes to how to endure the Ho Ho Ho Holiday season.
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If not, then just leave a terse twitter-like comment about anything that tickles your fancy today.