Tag Archives: word play

Maid In The Shade

I’ve heard of a housewife…

And a househusband,

But a housebird?!!  How absurd!

Well, maybe not…

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Ha!  A bird has a built-in “feather duster!”

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers! 🙂

Starlings Java

I wonder if a bird drank KAWF-ee …

Would it order it to go from the “fly-by” window at Starbucks Starlings Java?

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Would it order one shot of expresso or two?

I suppose that would depend on the species of bird…

“I’ll take a Tall, Skinny, Half-Decaf, No-Whip Mocha, please!”

How do you like your coffee?

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday! 🙂

P.S.  I enjoyed reading your responses for my dancing bird last Wednesday!  I got my boot off my foot and I can start wearing a shoe again!  Hoorah!!  A good reason to dance!  🙂

Pink Phlox

My hubby gave me an Easter bouquet with pink Phlox which got me thinking about flocks of birds…

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Imaginary birds that is!

I love the “phlox” in this photo too:

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Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!  I hope this gives you a smile today!

Cheers! 🙂

The Karnowski Bird

Spokane fans were disappointed on Monday, when the Gonzaga Bulldogs lost in a close game with the North Carolina Tar Heels at the NCAA Basketball Tournament.  The final score was 71-65.

It was an exciting game and we are proud of the “Zags” for their outstanding performance during these games.

In honor of the team, I have created the Karnowski bird for one of the star players, Przemek Karnowski:

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As you can see in this photo of him below that he has a beard.  My upside down version of my bird shows that his beard is basketball players from the dictionary illustration of the word, basketball:

I have not created a bearded bird before… only a bearded fish, that you can find here.

Happy Weird Beard (Bird) Wednesday!

Cheers!  🙂

The Hoppy Bird

I have been “hopping” around the house recovering from foot surgery.  I have a new appreciation for walking with two feet!

I have a “knee walker” which is like a scooter to move around the house so I don’t have to put weight on my left foot.  This would be a lot more fun if I didn’t have foot surgery! My foot is wrapped in gauze and a bandage that I am not supposed to remove until I get my stitches out in about 10 days.

I can only walk on my heel of my foot boot which has 3 Velcro straps to attach to my foot.  Velcro is an awesome invention except when it sticks to everything BUT where you want it to stick!  Especially when you need to use the bathroom rather quickly… lol! 😉

I am starting to hop around in my boot more with a cane for balance because the scooter is starting to become less fun to maneuver.

I was encouraged to see the word, “hop” was next to the word, “hope” in the children’s dictionary for today’s weird bird.

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I am hopeful that surgery will help me to enjoy walking again in time!  Thank you for all your good wishes and prayers for my recovery!

Hoppy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers!  🙂

The Puddle-Jumper

Perhaps you have seen this bird lately in your neighborhood?

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Around here it means that Spring is just around the corner…

Time to put on your galoshes and jump some puddles!!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers!  🙂

P.S. Do you see any animals in the puddles or clouds?

The Pinion Bird

Perhaps you have heard of the Pinion Bird?

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As in Ohhh, there goes another Pinion Bird…

There seems to be at least one in every Oh-Pinion-ated Family!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!!

Cheers!  🙂

A Bird Of A Different Color

I wanted to mix things up for today’s Weird Bird Wednesday.  So I created a few mixaphors for my bird using scissors to creatively carve its shape.

As this bird evolved, one discovered that…

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Clothes Lips don’t make the bird…

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And a horse bird of a different color…

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May be the cat’s bird’s pajamas after all!

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Never judge a book bird by its cover (up).

Cheers!  🙂

Mixaphors

What is a mixaphor?  No, it isn’t an adult beverage…

It is mixing a metaphor which is a figure of speech that leaps from one identification to a second one and is inconsistent from the first one.  Sound confusing?  Well, it can be and that is the goal with a Mixaphor to create confusion instead of a fusion of effects.

Here is my example of a mixaphor:

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I encourage you to mix up your metaphors today!  If anything it will give you a chuckle or two!

Some days it’s fun to be a horse of a different color dancing to his own drummer…

Cheers!  🙂

The Willowwack

This strange looking bird lives in the wooded, uninhabited areas of New England:

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It is recognized by its artichoke-green beak and its spirographic eyes that glow in the dark protecting it from unwanted preditors.

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

I hope this silly bird gives you a smile today!

Cheers!  🙂