Want to write better? Some advice in (humorous) verse…

Fed up with reading articles on how to write better? Try a quick lesson in verse, instead … fresh from my hard-working keyboard. (And if you’d like to read some more funny poems, see here…)

funny poem about how to write better


Grammar fascists please take note now
Better not play games with me
Split infinitives then gloat how
You have got away scot-free…

Nor will stupid, foolish use of
Apostrophes in the wrong place
Get you more than my own tough love
(More likely a hard slap-ped face.) [Read more…]

Humor from one of the world’s masters: Bob Hope

On his death bed, they asked Bob Hope where he wanted to be buried.
His answer was, “surprise me.”

Bob Hope and Ann Jillian entertain troups

Bob Hope and Ann Jillian perform for military personnel at the USO Christmas Tour during Operation Desert Shield.

If you remember Bob Hope, you’ll really enjoy this. For those of you too young to remember Bob Hope, ask your Grandparents and thanks for the memories.

This is a tribute to a man who DID make a difference.

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More hilarious goofs from the UK’s Daily Fail…

As it’s coming up to the Festive Season I thought today we could have a few more laughs at some other professional writers’ boo-boos (please feel free to laugh at mine in exchange, Daily Failers.) As always the comments have been copied and pasted verbatim.

more funny jokes from the UK Daily Fail

Now he’s been elected, there’ll be Hell toupée.

So … as you know, unless you have been living under a rock on the dark side of the moon for the past year or so, in the West we have been enduring a flutter of political, er, activity. Hence we start with some jestful comments about Hillary Clinton

And Clinton certainly seemed to have a penchant for statement jewelry back in the day as well, wearing several pairs of bold earrings and even a layered pearl choker.
It’s surprising that her earlobes aren’t longer than a Basset Hound‘s.

As election day looms closer Hillary ups the anti in a colour blocking blue suit in New York
I doubt it was the blue suit that upped the anti – more likely Trump‘s insults. I think you mean “ante,” dear. [Read more…]

16 good reasons to serve alcohol at the office

Your doctor probably wouldn’t recommend the following suggestions but they could just be a way of, er, reducing stress in the workplace. Enjoy. Hic.

16 good reasons to serve alcohol at the office

Serving booze at your workplace would achieve the following:

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And you thought YOU were having a bad day…

If you’re feeling a little depressed about your job, the economy, Brexit, US elections, huge zit on your chin, etc. the following short anecdotes may help put things into perspective for you.

And you thought you were having a bad day...

Plugging the gap?

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7 reasons not to underestimate children

It’s here, in writing – kids can and will get the better of you when they can. Here are 7 shining examples as shared with me by my cousin Alyson in Ottawa (Canada). Your #SundaySmile

7 reasons not to underestimate children

“And there’s the teacher, she’s dead.”

1.A whale of a time

A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales. The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it was a very large mammal its throat was very small. [Read more…]