Lois Lowry's Blog
Words, words, words....
A long time ago someone told me that when, as a student, he applied to become a member of The Harvard Lampoon (HU's humor publication) and was interviewed (and was accepted, incidentally), he was asked what word he thought was funny. That's right: word.
I don't recall what word he chose.
But it did make me ponder what word I would chose, if asked the same question. My choice: torso.
I have mentioned that to people who said, "Huh?" Wasn't at all funny to them.
Go figure. Chacun a son gout.
Anyway: why mention it now (or ever)? Well, this morning I was doing the NYT crossword puzzle, one of the ways I waste time every morning. And one of the answers (spoiler, if you haven't done the puzzle yet: 24-across) was pontiff.
I think pontiff is a very funny word.