Recreation: Humor: Wordplay
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- Answers to Rhetorical Questions - Covers a wide-ranging number of subjects.
- Before and After - The object is to fill in the blanks. Example: "____ day ____" becomes "Sun day light", that is, "Sunday" and "Daylight".
- Beggar's Opera and its Sanskrit Wordplay - Offers linguistical evidence that John Gay's classic contains wordplay based on the ancient Hindu language.
- Bovilexics.com - Humorous new words and phrases created to define various important and unimportant concepts.
- A Collection of Word Oddities and Trivia - Includes book of word records, palindromic words, pangrams, most beautiful and ugly words, Scrabble words, and Bible word trivia.
- The Collective Noun Page - Entertaining and annotated listing of collective nouns such as 'a murder of crows' and 'a pomposity of professors'.
- Condit's Linguistical Predicament - Shows how the Latin word, "condit", typifies the political woes of Gary Condit in the Chandra Levy matter.
- Corsinet.com - Offers collections of word play, insults, riddles and jokes.
- Dave's Fun Words - Categorized list of words which are fun to say.
- Dictionary Of Wordplay - A collection of puns, tomswiftys, jokes, tongue-twisters, double entendres, homonyms, and homophones.
- Dislexicon Word Generator - Contains Dislexicon, which generates new made-up words and definitions for them.
- Divinest-Sense.com: Tom Swifties - Definition of this style of play on words, a collection of original and previously-known examples, and links to other collections.
- Euler's Day Off - Rearrange a five-by-five grid of letters to form words in crossword fashion. There is a daily puzzle with no registration.
- Family Travel Games - A book of family-oriented wordplay to occupy time during road trips, from easy to challenging. No additional implements needed.
- Faulkner or Machine Translation? - A quiz to determine whether literary passages are the Faulkner originals or ones machine-translated from German into English.
- The Fictionary - Contains new, made-up words which are combinations of other words. Accepts contributions.
- Fun With Words - Heteronyms, contronyms, eponyms, word/letter frequencies and other trivia.
- Funny Names Site - Contains names like Justin Credible and Mandy Lifeboats.
- Funnyname.com - A collection of amusing, interesting, strange, and occasionally rude names from the phone book.
- Fun-with-words.com - Dedicated to oddities of the English language plus various types of wordplay.
- Gadzillion Things to Think About - 10,000+ rhetorical questions. Accepts submissions.
- Humour Articles - Collection of various forms of wordplay: puns, deft definitions and anagrams.
- Keepers of Lists - A large archive of amusing lists. Lists can be created, added to and voted on by the public.
- Language Fun - Shows how English can be distorted, corrupted or misinterpreted under numerous circumstances.
- LazrChet's Rhetorical Questions - Questions designed to open one's mind, even if no answer is expected.
- Loquacious Lipograms - Information and links on lipograms, works of fiction that omit a single letter.
- Lost in Translation - See what happens when an English phrase is translated by computer back and forth between 5 different languages. Confusion results.
- The Mother of All Excuses Place - Over 900 excuses to not go to work or school, police and accidents, breaking dates, doctor, missing church, diet, and taxes.
- Ms-Sam-Antics - Oxymora, famous last words and Confucius Says are just some of the wordplay included.
- National Public Radio - New York Times and Weekend Edition puzzle editors present a weekly wordplay challenge.
- "Oh my God! There's an axe in my head." - How to say this phrase in various languages.
- Opundo - Includes wordplay and oddities, mathematica, theologica, computica, scientifica, and other humour.
- Phobias - Article lists some of the more amusing phobias, like arachibutyrophobia-- fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.
- Piece of Pi MadLibs - Site featuring a collection of madlibs.
- SadMan Software: Wordplay - Software for the word-puzzle enthusiast.
- Sayings and Rhetoric - Mind-wanderings and rhetorical questions.
- Scorpio Tales - Collection of anagrams, pangrams, eponyms, heteronyms, contronyms, homophones and mangled English.
- Sources of the Word Yahoo - Claims that Jonathan Swift used various words that look or sound like "Yahoo", including Chinese, Greek, and Russian.
- Stink Pink - Questions have answers with two rhyming words.
- Stupid Questions - Asks for your opinion about and submission of rhetorical questions.
- The Tate Family Members - Plays on words using "Tate" as a last name.
- Text Messages - A collection of symbolic "smiley" messages.
- Thinking on Words - A whimsical view on some words and expressions.
- Unscramble.net - Unscramble, find, rhyme or define various words online.
- Untruisms and One-Trick Words - Phrases that are only used when they are untrue, and words that can only be used within a cliche'.
- Vocab Vitamins - A new word each day, plus the tools to enable you to use it.
- Vocal Names Riddles - Guess a celebrity's name which is actually made of various words.
- Wireless Power Word Game - Challenging word jumbles posted every week.
- Wit Words - A dictionary of ficticious words.
- Word Games Software - Created specifically for Scrabble players, a downloadable English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows.
- Word Masher - Scrambles your text but leaves the first and last letter of each word intact. The result is readable if you have a good vocabulary.
- Word Skit - Linguistic contortions, weird and wonderful words, plus quotations.
- Word Soup Without Vowels - A 12x13 diagram contains various letters in it--without vowels. Find as many words in the diagram and e-mail in your answers. Also Spanish-oriented.
- The Word Spy - Explains new words and phrases with new entries added regularly, plus archives of previous entries.
- Wordage: The Game of Words - Has three levels of difficulty to challenge the average player as well as any lurking wordsmiths.
- Word-Jumble.com - Unscramble mixed-up letters dealing with sports, books, music and miscellaneous. Click on the scrambles to find their answers.
- Wordorium - A repository of newfangled words with mangled or meandering meanings created by wordpeckers.
- You Grok - Use the clues to determine the subject of the puzzle. Inspired by Robert Heinlein’s “Stranger in a Strange Land.”
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