Here is my response to today’s challenge:
The Trouble With Flip
Flip (not the comedian from the ’70s) has a habit of inserting words, rhyming with his name, into everyday conversation.
The problem for most people is they are usually malapropisms.
“You should gyp the problem in the bud, before things get out of hand.”
“I am considered quite the nipster down at the jazz club, where I have been known to have a drip of whiskey now and then.”
“Oh! Go take a sip in the lake.”
“Don’t forget to chip the waitress, when you pay the bill for us.”
“Doc, I have a real pain in my dip. Especially when I try to put on my tip boots for fly fishing.”
“Hand me that paper hip for these forms.”
“That girl is a real cliptomaniac.”
It has become so bad that most of his friends go out of their way, to avoid talking to him.
Moral: Make sure you use words correctly, lest you end up as an outcast.
This is my submission to Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #285, to see the other submissions, or to add one of your own, just go to the link and follow the instructions.
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