Tuesday, January 31, 2012

the correct form of a dress...

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"Peter the Great? A
transvestite? Talk about a
Czarina million"...

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(17 Syllables)

Monday, January 30, 2012

Captain Morgan's drinking vessel (is it a schooner?)

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"I run a tight ship,"
he roared. (Too right! The bottle
it's in - it's still full.)

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('Ship in a Bottle': 17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

[...] take your pic. But not mine!...

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no photographs cause
quite as much heartache as those
taken by a thief...

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('17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

the 'c' word (the...er... other one)

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'sorry' may be the
hardest word - but 'chihuahua's
a damned close second...

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('Diarrhoea Runs It Close, Too...so to speak': 17 Syllables plus re-mix)

Friday, January 27, 2012

once I looked good (now I look good and long)

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"Not bad for sixty,"
reflected my mirror. Thing
is, I'm forty-two...

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('17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

me, too too...

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"air-conditioning
leaves me cold"..."same here, pal - I'm
a ceiling fan fan"...


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('17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

in order? sure - but well out of order, too...

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"cocaine, fags, gin, meths,
vodka, whisky" - words culled from
addictionary...

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('A Turning Over Of New Leaves': '17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

a pen with a cob on is a happy swan indeed...

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"I can't see the point
of retractible biros.
Well, not all the time"...

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------------------------ It's a Football Thing --------------------------

Stop Press: Balotelli charged for stamp. (Aren't we all?)

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('17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Monday, January 23, 2012

that's why I'm not even my brother's 'keeper...

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The goalkeeper guessed
right: he dived left. (I'd have guessed
right and dived right. Right?)

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('Right Said Fred': 17 Syllables)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

she completes him - well, they both complete themselves, to be honest...

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'his and her towels' be
damned - it's more a case of 'his
and hermaphrodites'...

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('Dry Humour. Well, Almost Dry': '17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

no noose is good noose...

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"Screaming for folk to
be hung, drawn and quartered's so
wrong! The word is 'HANGED'"...

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(17 Syllables)

Friday, January 20, 2012

the clue's in the title...

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"Hi, I'm Chairman of
the Word Association." -
"Hi, there! Board meetings."

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('17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

the letter of the law? - which letter's that?...

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B-keeping's legal.
So is Q-jumping. But J-
walking? - Not so sure...

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('Who Cares, R-sole?': '17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

as the Grim Reaper calls "over"...

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when Shane Warne dies, it
shouldn't take much to get him
spinning in his grave...

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- it's what he does...










(17 Syllables)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

a (not all delectable) receptacle spectacle...

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looking at the girls
around me, seems men come in
all shapes and sizes...

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- often on a Saturday night, given half a chance...










(17 Syllables)

Monday, January 16, 2012

from rarest steaks to the common plaice...

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good food's not hard to
find - though some chefs do tend to
make a meal of it...

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('17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

early learning...

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my precocious friend
read Plato at twelve - I did,
too (at twenty past)

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(17 Syllables plus re-mix)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

hit and misdemeanors (part 3)...

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omitting the 'g'
from 'paradigm' may well be
daft, but not a crigm...

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('c-Rhyme and Pun-ishment': '17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Friday, January 13, 2012

the what code?...

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that dot-dot-dashing
young man over there - might it
be Inspector Morse?...

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("Is That 'U', Morse?": '17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

my child - a noise - me...

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"Bnag!" screamed my daughter.
"Don't do that!" I told her, "that's
bang out of order"...

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(17 Syllables)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

value for Monet...

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appreciating
art: it's more than watching art
appreciating...

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('17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Route 666...

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God knows
whether the
road to damnation is the
route of all evil...

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('17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

studio bosses - they're ruthless...

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they only let me
film the 'Airplane' series once
I'd shot the pilot...

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(17 Syllables)

Friday, January 6, 2012

you've heard of the Trotters? - well, we're the Amblers...

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lethargy doesn't
run in our family - it's
so lazy, it walks...

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('17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Monday, January 2, 2012

a good pop song needs a hook (sorry, all you fish out there)

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a fish that sings in
the wrong quay is probably
an out-of-tuna...

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You couldn't make it up: a New Year's Eve fireworks display...a hotel restaurant with a thatched roof...

Exactly - suffice to say, it wasn't just the revellers who were burnt out the next morning.

The year can only get better.

Vincent Hefter, Kotu, The Gambia (actually, personally speaking, a day trip to a Senegal game reserve was a pretty good start to the year, to be honest)







('17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

if on the 1st you don't succeed, s*d it...

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I always knew year's
resolutions to give up
on puns never worked...

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Wishing you a Happy New Year - from Africa (it's party time! - and no-one can do it like an African...)









('The Last Word': '17 Syllables plus' re-mix)