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Change a word, ruin the book

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Re: Change a word, ruin the book

Post by RathDarkblade » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:32 am

The Wrath of Grapes. In a bid to enhance the size of grapes, scientists accidentally grant them super-size and immense intelligence. Outraged by the fate of billions upon billions of their poor brethren, the New Grapes bounce around angrily and punish anyone who eats grapes or drink wine by doing an en masse bouncing up and down on them. :twisted:
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Re: Change a word, ruin the book

Post by =Tamar » Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:18 pm

The Grapes of Rath - In a surprising development, a noted reader takes up wine-growing.

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Re: Change a word, ruin the book

Post by RathDarkblade » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:39 am

:lol: Oh deary deary me... ;)

Donald Trump's Winferno - a dystopian depiction of the Interesting Times that we live in today, where anything that doesn't lead to "a win" is automatically judged inferior and worthy of mocking. :shock:
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Words are the litmus paper of the mind. If you find yourself in the power of someone who will use the word "commence" in cold blood, go somewhere else very quickly. But if they say "Enter", don’t stop to pack.

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Re: Change a word, ruin the book

Post by =Tamar » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:42 am

Interesting Rimes - The new art book by J. Frost, showing tiny variations of fern patterns, had the usual low sales except among designers of wallpaper and his newest clientele, designers of website backgrounds.

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Re: Change a word, ruin the book

Post by RathDarkblade » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:08 am

Interesting Rhymes (by yours truly). Pretty self-explanatory. Includes limericks that start with "There once was a lass from Lanarkshire"... and... hmm. What rhymes with Lanarkshire? ;)
Words are the litmus paper of the mind. If you find yourself in the power of someone who will use the word "commence" in cold blood, go somewhere else very quickly. But if they say "Enter", don’t stop to pack.

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Re: Change a word, ruin the book

Post by =Tamar » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:18 am

It depends on whether you use Australian, American, Scots, Northern England, Southern England, or BBC Standard pronunciation, doesn't it?
Of course you could just call it "Lancre"...
The Fitz-Irrelevant - the popular TV show of irrelevant quotations has a spinoff that has nothing to do with it, with its required accompanying book that has all the facts that they couldn't find time to put on the show. New edition, now with a DVD enclosed so you don't have to read the book.

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Re: Change a word, ruin the book

Post by RathDarkblade » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:46 am

Q-Pie. The genius inventor from the Bond films takes up baking instead, ably assisted by a plummy-voiced Britisher with the appropriate surname of "Fry".
Words are the litmus paper of the mind. If you find yourself in the power of someone who will use the word "commence" in cold blood, go somewhere else very quickly. But if they say "Enter", don’t stop to pack.

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Re: Change a word, ruin the book

Post by =Tamar » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:59 am

Betty Cooker's Crockpots - Noted cookbook author uses a pseudonym for her entry into selling slow-cooking appliances. Reviewers ambiguously say "This is a major crock."

based on Betty Crocker's Cookbook

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Re: Change a word, ruin the book

Post by RathDarkblade » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:32 am

The Da Vinci Commode. A man with a PhD in Symbolololology (which is actually a Doctorum Adamus cum Flabello Dulci) uses his "skills" to dig through Leonardo da Vinci's fossilised poop to discover the secret to the man's genius. :P

It could actually be an improvement on the real thing... :twisted:
Words are the litmus paper of the mind. If you find yourself in the power of someone who will use the word "commence" in cold blood, go somewhere else very quickly. But if they say "Enter", don’t stop to pack.

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Re: Change a word, ruin the book

Post by =Tamar » Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:37 am

Secrets of the DaVenport - A secret cabal communicate by messages left buried deep in their sofas which communicate through a medium known as Sofaspace.

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Re: Change a word, ruin the book

Post by RathDarkblade » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:58 am

Hmm, I understand the Davenport sofa reference... but what's the original?

The Decline and Fall of the Loman Empire. A newly-unearthed sequel to Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman". Very short. Miller didn't get very far with the idea before he junked it. ;)
Words are the litmus paper of the mind. If you find yourself in the power of someone who will use the word "commence" in cold blood, go somewhere else very quickly. But if they say "Enter", don’t stop to pack.

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Re: Change a word, ruin the book

Post by =Tamar » Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:56 am

The reference was to Secrets of the Da Vinci Code.

Roman on the Totem Pole - New evidence is found of ancient voyages to America. [based on Fred Allen's book about office politics and other sketches, Low Man on the Totem Pole.)

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Re: Change a word, ruin the book

Post by RathDarkblade » Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:18 am

Sorry! Sorry! I'd been away for a week, and............... :(

The Fellowship of the Wing. Frodo and Friends become addicted to spicy chicken wings.
Words are the litmus paper of the mind. If you find yourself in the power of someone who will use the word "commence" in cold blood, go somewhere else very quickly. But if they say "Enter", don’t stop to pack.

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Re: Change a word, ruin the book

Post by =Tamar » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:12 pm

The Two Flowerers Pippin and Merry, influenced by their travels through forests and fields, become florists.

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Re: Change a word, ruin the book

Post by Penfold » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:17 am

Interesting Dimes; A rather boring biographical account of a coin collector.
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