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Q - Quips and Quotes
Posted On 10/28/2017 05:24:07 by yourchoice

Here I am, at the “dreaded” ‘q’ letter. However, when I saw the book that my husband was reading, I knew exactly what I would write about. He was reading a book entitled “Uncle John’s Triumphant: The 20th Anniversary Edition of the Bathroom Reader.” Now, don’t laugh; to some folks, that is heavy reading! There are 598 pages in the soft cover edition, and it is hard to hang on to when trying to read in bed, especially when the reader is half asleep. Personally, I haven’t tried it; I have too many other “important” things to read on my computer.

Now that I’ve come up with a couple of ‘q’ words, I went to a dictionary to find the definition of them. This is what I learned…

Definition of Quip: a clever usually taunting remark; a witty or funny observation or response usually made on the spur of the moment.

Definition of Quote: to speak or write (a passage) from another usually with credit acknowledgment.

Here are several examples, by people whose names that you probably recognize:

  • Winston Churchill, well known for his wit and unexpected responses, was asked by a reported if he was prepared to meet his Maker. Churchill’s reply was “I am ready to meet my maker. Whether my maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.”
  • If you ask me anything I don't know, I'm not going to answer - Yogi Berra.
  • Never have more children than you have car windows - Erma Bombeck.
  • I think I've discovered the secret of life - you just hang around until you get used to it - Charles M. Schulz.
  • In my ‘never-to-be-humble-opinion’... Dr. Laura.

Can you tell the difference between a quip and a quote?

Now I’m thinking that I should have picked a different ‘q’ word. I could tell you a story about some quills and our dog. Perhaps next time!

Tags: Humor Writers


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11/01/2017 03:34:57

I enjoyed that Blog Mona. I'm not much good at either Quips or Quotes. I usually think of something to say long after the subject has arisen LOL..

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