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Know the words – Part Two

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

The following appears in The Chaos by poet Gerard Nolst Trenité, The Netherlands, (1870-1946), while using a pseudonym, Charivarius, to assist with “Engelsche uitspraakoefeningen.”

Dearest creature in creation studying English pronunciation,
I will teach you in my verse
sounds like corpse, corps, horse  and worse.
I will keep you, Suzy, busy.
Make your head with heat grow dizzy.

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Eye say – Les yeux

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard , 1980

Words cannot express
what the eyes convey.

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Pun Control FIVE – GEEK EDITION

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Jerry Lewis, the Nutty Professor (1963)

The generation of random numbers is too important to be left to chance.

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Never trust an atom. They make up everything.

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A Roman walks into a bar, holds up two fingers, and says:  “Five beers, please.”

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To understand what recursion is, you must first understand recursion.

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WORDS: Con pewter

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

The digital television is not even a television.


It is a monitor. 
No, not even that.
It is a blank screen.

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Texas Computer Terms

These were 19th Century Texas words way before they were ever computer terms.

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

CHIPS:               What you step in when the cows are in the pasture.
CLICK:               The sound a gun makes when you cock the hammer.
ENTER:              How Yankees say, “Come on in!

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Mere or merely

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

First Look is all about movement.
See my hand touch my reflected face?
All the sunlight through my hair colors my skin.
Something behind me?
I’ve never been able to notice that before.

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