28 November 2012

Homonymy

Oh how I love to read the obituaries in the good grey lady. Today's was a gem.

From the second paragraph:

"The cause was complications of liver cancer..."

From the third paragraph:

"Flamboyant and loquacious, wealthy and generous, Mr. Richards was a high roller in the theater world, and a high liver..."

Swoon. Liver, liver.

12 comments:

De said...

It was organic to his nature. He was, after all, "a walking heart."

Magpie said...

Yeah De! I was going to work the heart in too, but I decided to cut and run. Glad you mentioned it!

Ally said...

Delightful.

Rima said...

Love it.

I have a friend who's grandmother read the obits every day, then crossed the names out of the phone book.

Rima said...

Ack! I misspelled "who's"! Now I won't be able to sleep tonight!

Rima said...

I mean, "whose." Okay, I'll stop now.

Ilina said...

Oh, this is just grand.

leanne said...

How I love words. And I love what De added.

niobe said...

Or, as they say in French:

--La vie vaut-elle la peine?

--Question de foie.

alejna said...

That is lovely. And given the attention to words in the obituary, it pleases me to think that it was a deliberate play with words.

Ozma said...

Damn, can you imagine that guy's apartment?

It's a palace. Probably on 5th Avenue. Honestly, in my next life I want to be that guy.

Kelley @ magneto bold too said...

Fabulous. And I reckon he wrote it himself.