Thursday, January 23, 2014

Word Play

bourne again

Christian Mangle

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I guess I have always loved letters. And words. Teeny tiny connected lines can be used to communicate in countless ways?  How fab is THAT?!  And then comes the fun of altering those words, and altering the communication.  Mixing, matching, and replacing letters to make new, unintended words has always been a cheap thrill for me. I love how switching ONE LETTER (ladder, latter, litter) in ONE WORD (ward) can (con) make all the difference in the world. Typos are even better!  Altered communication by mistake can be highly entertaining for a word nerd. HOORAY! 

Anyway (ANYWAY is my mother's favorite word -- she uses it about 150 times a day), my Photoshop skills featured above aren't all that, but thought this post might give you a tiny chuckle.  Or not (knot, net, nit, nut). 

P.S. I took my first typing class when I was a teenager.  Once I learned to type, I couldn't stop.  I was obsessed with it.  Every single word I heard, or saw, I mentally typed in my head.  It was MADDENING.  I couldn't stop typing!  Everything!  I'd watch tv, and I'd mentally type every bit of dialogue spoken.  I'd read a book or magazine or newspaper, and mentally re-type every word that I saw.  I'd hear conversations, and I'd type them up in my head.  MADDENING. Thankfully this phase passed after a few months!

If the visuals above aren't making any sense, the first one refers to the Jason Bourne movie series; the second one refers to that foccacta religious cult dating service called Christian Mingle; and the third one refers to the most annoying art fair I can think of: Art Basel. 


Lorena said...

Oh the sweet sound of the typewriter, what can i say!

... i just realised i forgot to put deo on this morning.

Tiffany Kadani said...

Hahaha! You're cracking me up!

cerebral e said...

My brain works like that too. When I was a kid I couldn't read a word without making anagrams out of it in my head. Plus when I read a book with a different "language" (eg Clockwork Orange, 1984) I end up thinking in that language for a while. Stupid brain.

I love these, by the way.

Ashton (King) Wright said...

Since you like words, you'll love this. It had me cracking up yesterday!

WendyB said...

I overuse "anyway" too. If I didn't digress so much, I wouldn't have to use it. I console myself with the fact that at least I don't incorrectly use "literally." Why is that so popular now?

E said...

This post makes me think of this: