The Power of English

If you have a very strong command of the English language, you could easily come up with strings of sentences and phrases that not only challenge the readers or listeners but also tickle their bones. More importantly, you’re able to send very strong messages in a very subtle manner. Of course you could do the same with any language, but we’re now talking about English 🙂

Here are some statements that someone has just sent me:

  • Advertisement in a Long Island shop
    Guitar for sale. Cheap. No strings attached.
  • An ad in a hospital waiting room
    Smoking helps you lose weight – one lung at a time.
  • Graffiti on the wall
    – Success is relative. The more successful you are, the more relatives.
    – When I read about the evils of drinking, I give up reading.
    – My grandpa is 80 and still doesn’t need glasses; he drinks straight out  of the bottle.
    – You know your kids have grown up when your daughter puts on lipstick and your son wipes it off.
    – Behind every great man, there’s a surprised woman.
    – Laugh and the world laughs with you; snore and you sleep alone.
  • Sign in a bar
    Those of you who are drinking to forget, please pay in advance.
  • Sign in a driving school
    If your wife wants to learn to drive, don’t stand in her way.
  • Sign at a barber’s shop
    We need your heads to run our business.
  • A traffic reminder
    Don’t let your kids drive if they are not old enough or else they will never be.

Posted on February 25, 2010, in Jottings and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Can you do a post about Oxymoron?? No obligation but I thought it is a good post. thanks

  2. They are all pretty ticklish… haha tQ

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