paronomasia (par-uh-no-MAY-zhuh) noun
A play on words, especially a pun.
[From Latin, from Greek, from paronomazein, to call by a slight name-change;
para-, beside + onomazein, to name.]
Is the measure of pleasure
And so the pun
Is the pleasure I treasure.
But the trouble is,
Others at me scoff --
For what turns me on
Turns all of them off."
Lakenan Barnes, Pepper... And Salt, The Wall Street Journal, Mar 10, 1986.
This week's theme: words from AWAD archives.
I have learned through bitter experience the one supreme lesson to conserve
my anger, and as heat conserved is transmitted into energy, even so our
anger controlled can be transmitted into a power that can move the world.
-Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)