Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Wonderful Play on Language

How I Met My Wife -- This is today's Jumbo Joke, but it's not really a joke per se. It's a wonderful play on language, originally published in the New Yorker, according to a note on the site. It begins:

It had been a rough day, so when I walked into the party I was very chalant, despite my efforts to appear gruntled and consolate.

I was furling my wieldy umbrella for the coat check when I saw her standing alone in a corner. She was a descript person, a woman in a state of total array. Her hair was kempt, her clothing shevelled, and she moved in a gainly way.

Definitely read the rest. :)



Charles Gramlich said...

Lol. I'm captivated by the beginning so I think I will.

Angie said...

Charles -- I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. :D


Caryn Caldwell said...

Okay, I LOVED that!! So funny. I've actually wondered about a few of those words before (unkempt and disgruntled), but I love what the writer did with them.

Angie said...

Caryn -- wasn't that fun? Glad you liked it. :D