My partner and fellow-founder of Verbicidal Tendencies, Serena Joy has decided to take a hiatus from this blog. A job and life in general can be burdensome without having to maintain a blog, much less two of them.
She will be missed during her absence. You can still read her humor and wit over at Parenthetically Speaking.
The following "Pearls Before Swine" comic contains a pun dedicated to you, Serena.
A Wacky Wordy, in a word, is a word rebus puzzle. The solution to the puzzle will be a word or a phrase as suggested by the rebus.
Below are two sets of six each. Can you solve them? (To enlarge, click on the images.)
Stumped? The answers will appear in the Comments section.