1 thought on “Your Christmas Quiz

  1. 1: Why does ‘monosyllabic’ have five syllables?
    Perhaps for the same reason that “civil war,” a contradiction in terms, exists.

    2: How long is a sentence?
    It all depends on the crime committed.

    3: How many novels begin: ‘I’? Why?
    I don’t know. But novelists can certainly learn a thing, or three, from Wallace Stevens, who rarely used first-person singular present active indicative, using, instead, a much larger expressive palette, not to mention to greatly nuanced effect.

    4: Just how big is the other?
    Bigger than its brother from another mother.

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