4/30/2008

Wordplay From Down Under


The following comes to VT from Peter over at Holtie's House. As the title suggests, Peter lives in Australia. You would be missing out on some Oz humor if you didn't drop by and say hello.

I tried to find an Australian cartoon to accompany his post that that we non-Aussies' would get, but instead I found a couple of "Postcards" from Down Under. In a morbid sort of way, they are funny.


MORE FOR LEXOPHILES (LOVERS OF WORDS):


I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me.

Police were called to a day care where a 3-yr-old was resisting a rest.

Did you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off? He's all right now.

The roundest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference.

The butcher backed up into the meat grinder & got a little behind in his work.

To write with a broken pencil is pointless.

The short fortune teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.

A thief who stole a calendar got 12 months.

A thief fell & broke his leg in wet cement. He became a hardened criminal.

When the smog lifts in Los Angeles, U.C.L.A.

The dead batteries were given out free of charge.

A dentist & a manicurist fought tooth and nail.

A bicycle can't stand alone; it is two tired.

A will is a dead giveaway.

Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.

A backward poet writes inverse.

In a democracy it's your vote that counts; in feudalism, it's your Count that votes.

A chicken crossing the road: poultry in motion.

If you don't pay your exorcist you can get repossessed.

Show me a piano falling down a mine shaft & I'll show you A-flat miner.

The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine was fully recovered.

A grenade fell onto a kitchen floor in France, resulted in Linoleum Blownapart.

You are stuck with your debt if you can't budge it.

A calendar's days are numbered.

A lot of money is tainted: 'Taint yours, and 'taint mine.

A boiled egg is hard to beat.

He had a photographic memory which was never developed.

Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end.

When you've seen one shopping center, you've seen a mall.

When she saw her first strands of gray hair, she thought she'd dye.

Bakers trade bread recipes on a knead to know basis.

Santa's helpers are subordinate clauses.

Acupuncture: a jab well done.


(I'm going to guess that beyond the obvious suggestive nature of the sheep, that the talking man is the coach of an Australian Rugby team playing against a team from New Zealand.)

Thanks to Peter for allowing us to publish his post here at VT - when he finds out!

4 comments:

Skunkfeathers said...

Ruddy good advice from Down Undah ;)

Serena Joy said...

Kudos to Peter! That was great.:)

Samantha said...

"That's a great post. Here's a website on developing
photographic memory. Check out the tips that they offer. They worked pretty well for me. It's at http://www.photographic-memory.org"

Peter said...

We're not slow down here.... He's just found out!!!!
Was Samantha advertising photogenic mamaries???Just askin'