Rafa\’s Corner of Nonsense, Part Deux

… where Rafa\’s thoughts see the light of day…

Alliteration is so much fun that it should be illegal, or at the very least, frowned upon

Awesome alliteration always astounds me… In case you haven’t yet been introduced to this wacky, wonderful way of writing, it refers to using words that begin with the same letter in order to have an extremely energetic effect… it’s the coolest way of word wrangling. Good God, what a geek I am. 🙂

Now, if you want the more “official” definition of alliteration from Britannica.com, here it is: “in prosody, the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words or stressed syllables. Sometimes the repetition of initial vowel sounds (head rhyme) is also referred to as alliteration. […]”

For example, you may have heard of the “3 R’s of learning: reading ‘riting and ‘rithmetic.” This is a classic case of alliteration gone terribly terribly wrong (besides, it’s always bothered me that when talking about education, they misspell and horribly butcher two of the three words! But maybe that’s just me). The person who thought that phrase up should be made to listen to William Shatner sing Green Day songs for all eternity.

Now, faithful followers of my follies: try to conjure up crazy cases of awesome alliteration for my extreme enjoyment, and please post them promptly. 🙂

September 19, 2004 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. Check out my website if you want to read some awesome alliteration for your extreme enjoyment.

    Comment by Chris | April 21, 2008 | Reply

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