Students who become wizards with words for essays may be interested in Scrabble Day on Saturday, April 13. We’ve got a few winning words for that, too.
Obit envy. Writer Bill Pollett compares his life to the glorious achievements described in obituaries. “I become so desperate for something interesting to happen to me that I consider wearing a large papier mache trout head and skateboarding naked down Fourth Avenue with a burning roman candle in each hand.” Lost & Found — Thoughts of a Late Bloomer, March 30, 2005.
Talking back to yourself. El-ahrairah Jones plumbs the soul of the inner voice. “If I had been smarter, bigger, richer, luckier, could carry a tune, had one less mole, better oes, a different name, a faster car, a tip on the fifth race, more reliable friends, it could have been different...” One Dark Night, October 20, 2004.