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Category Archives: Word Play

Persian words in English

Following on from Arabic Words in English, I thought I’d post a similar select listing of Persian loanwords in English. Ever interested in etymology, I note that a few of … Continue reading

2 June, 2007 · Leave a comment


Oh dear. Poor Apple becomes the subject of a very punny and spot-on analogy with the current US administration’s policy in Iraq. This has been around for a couple of … Continue reading

25 March, 2007 · 2 Comments

Bumper sticker politics

From the trite to the terrific, the funny to the furious, here are some selected slogan quotes and one-liner witticisms. This selection invariably reflects my own political and philosophic positioning … Continue reading

24 March, 2007 · 11 Comments

2007 State of the Universe Address

Swami Beyondananada is Californian Steve Bhaerman, humorist, author and self-described ‘Optimystic’. As you can see, his humour (US spellers, humor) is delivered with gentle wordplays and much hippie wisdom underpinning … Continue reading

18 February, 2007 · 1 Comment

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"