On one of my many travels down the gigabyte road, I ran into a smile that flourished into a giggle, which ran afoul of a LOL! ‘t Was late one humorless eve, when I had whittled down my wit with fruitless attempts at finding a punchline for a joke that had lines but no fitting end, that I called it a night and instead managed to crawl along the web at a steady snail’s pace using a technology which travels at the speed of light. Not an easy thing to do!
I stumbled upon a guideline that sounded like an admonition, namely to submit only works of wit! The well of my wit just having run dry, my curiosity was understandably aroused, I ventured hither and read there for a while, until I stumbled, tripped and fell over a publication, which gave rise to the aforementioned smile. My fortitude restored and feeling hearty as a trout, I put on my Sunday hat, the pompous one, you see, to write this introduction to that very same piece.
As pieces go, it is rather voluminous, one might say it almost approaches a whole. Not comprehensive, you understand, but nevertheless well.rounded. When I first saw the title, I thought it was a description of women’s underwear, a mistake on my part, I assure you. As this publication explains, one letter difference in a word can make a world of difference. In short, it’s about bloopers, not bloomers, perpetrated by students to the merriment of their teachers. I thought I’d share the link to this magazine Verbatim with you: