Word of the Day - Black Cat Photography
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Apr. 24, 2008 (Day 89)

Winsome: light-hearted


Hooooooommmmmmmmme.

...is where the heart is.

This image represents well my brand of humor. Being obsessed with words, I find jokes dealing with grammar and syntax hilarious. Thus, I like to take some colloquialisms people say literally. The problem is, I do it so deadpan, they honestly think I've misunderstood their meaning and try to clarify. I always have to interrupt and tell them I understood and they simply missed the joke, which wasn't funny anyway. Except, perhaps, to other linguistics fans.

The day I find someone who gets the joke, I will have found either my soulmate or best friend for life. Until then, I'll enjoy watching people pause in discomfort as they wonder if I'm actually stupid and how to explain what they really meant; it's like watching someone thumb through a thesaurus in their brain. I confess, a lot of the amusement for me comes from this portion of the events. :)

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