a – pos – tro – phe1. Rhet. A figure of speech, by which a speaker or writer suddenly stops in his discourse, and turns to address pointedly some person or thing, either present or absent; an exclamatory address.
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Caption Contest #14
By Anirban on April 8th, 2010 in caption contest, India, mass transit
This one’s from Mumbai… y’ know the city in the country famous for its snake charmers and…
11 Responses to Caption Contest # 10
“You can burn my books after you pry them out of my cold, dead hands.”
“Reports of Alexandre Dumas’ Death Slightly Exaggerated”
“I’LL show YOU how to properly split an infinitive!” [ha ha ha]
“I am your father, Michel!”
Karah, you took all the good ones all at once! Split an infinitive. I love it!
OK, here’s my entry:
“The pen is mightier than the what now?”
“Who’s laughing at ‘Conan the Librarian’ now, huh?”
Inspirational posters for gradeschool classrooms:
1) “Take a stab at reading!”
2) “Knowing is ONLY half the battle…”
3) “Open your mind!”
I get a LOT of mail…
“Swords. They’ll F&*$ing cut you wide open!”
10 points for those who get the reference.
Silly men holding swords is no basis for a system of government.
“Fabulous secret powers will be revealed to me the day I … remember the name of that bloody castle!!”
1. They take [the sword], they return it, they take it again… this place is becoming everyone’s private storeroom!
–Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
2. My syllabus clearly states what would happen if you used choppy sentences…
I could stand to lose a few
Having a sword like this is both good and bad.