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1 The Pillsbury Doughboy By Alleen Pace Nilsen And Don L. F. Nilsen
2 Obituary Please join in remembering a great icon of the entertainment community. The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection and trauma complications from repeated pokes in the belly. He was 71.
3 Doughboy was buried in a lightly greased coffin. Dozens of celebrities turned out to pay their respects, including Mrs. Butterworth, Hungry Jack, the California Raisins, Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies, and Captain Crunch. The grave site was piled high with flours.
4 Aunt Jemima delivered the eulogy and lovingly described Doughboy as a man who never knew how much he was kneaded. Doughboy rose quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with turnovers. He was not considered a very smart cookie because he wasted much of his dough on half-baked schemes. Despite being a little flakey at times, he still was a crusty old man and considered a positive roll model for millions.
5 Doughboy is survived by his wife--Play Dough, by three children—John Dough, Jane Dough, and Dosey Dough, plus they had one in the oven. He is also survived by his elderly father—Pop Tart. The funeral was held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes.
6 Metaphors or Polysemes | Coincidental Puns Doughboy Yeast Infection Rose quickly Filled with turnovers Very smart cookie Wasted his dough Half-baked schemes A little flakey A crusty old man One in the oven ----------- Mrs. Butterworth, Hungry Jack, the California Raisins, Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies Captain Crunch, Aunt Jemima Flours (flowers) Kneaded (needed) Roll-model (role-model) John and Jane Dough (J & J Doe) Dosey Dough (Dosey Do) Pop Tart (Papa Tart) 3:50--time (350—temperature) 20 minutes (baking vs. funeral time)
9 Some Sentences with Metaphors or Polysemes A farm can produce produce. The dump is so full it had to refuse refuse. The soldier decided to desert in the desert. Would you be the one to present the present? I did not object to the object.
10 The insurance for the invalid was invalid. They were too close to the door to close it. I had to subject the subject to a series of tests. How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend? A minute is a minute part of an hour.
11 A Poem of Puns (Coincidental Sound Similarity) English is a Pain! (Pane?) Rain, reign, rein, English is a pain. Although the words Sound just alike, The spelling’s not the same.
12 Sight, Site, Cite, I try with all my might No matter which I finally choose, It’s not the one that’s right. Bee, be, B, I’d rather climb a tree, Than learn to spell The same old word, Not just one way, but three.
13 There, their, they’re, Enough to make you swear. Too many ways To write one sound, I just don’t think it’s fair! To, two, too, So what’s a kid to do? I think I’ll go To live on Mars, And leave this mess with ewe? (you?) (Shirlee Curlee Bingham in U. S. Kids [July, 1998])
14 Homonyms are spelled differently and have different meanings. 1. Every morning when we need our sleep, our cat wants to knead the pillows. 2. A steak house restaurant names itself “The Great Stake-Out.” 3. I’d rather be a little hoarse than a little horse. 4. It’s quite a feat to skeateboard in bare feet. 5. It seems strange to see supermarkets turning themselves into both flour and flower shops.
15 6. There’s quite a difference between a bare hug and a bear hug. 7. My mother taught me that a well-bred family never brings the bread sack to the table. 8. During some religious ceremonies, speaking aloud is not allowed. 9. The Steel Workers’ union accused automobile executives of trying to steal their benefits. 10. If you pull a tendon in your heel, it can take several weeks to heal (i.e. to regain your health).
16 Polysemes are spelled the same and have related meanings. 1.A bride’s train follows the bride like a train on a track follows the engine. 2. Both a double-decker bus and a double-decker ice cream cone got their names from the way decks of cards are stacked up. 3. At our summer cabin we like to sit around and eat potato chips, but we’re not so fond of the chips of paint peeling off from the ceiling. 4.. It takes less time to buy a shoe tree for your closet than to grow a fruit tree for your back yard. 5. A branch railroad extends out from the mail railroad (the trunk line) like a branch sticks out from a tree trunk.
17 6. Being framed in a criminal situation isn’t as pleasant as having your framed picture hung in the library of your former elementary schoo. 7. Fringe benefits that come with a good job can keep people from living a fringe existence. 8. Just like you can’t tell where a football will bounce, it’s hard to predicet what will happen when an issue becomes a political football. 9. A heel of bread resembles the shape, color, and texture of the heel on a person’s foot. 10. At the pond we were surprised to see how easily a duck can duck its head under the water.