Christopher Hitchens' Word Games
In a tribute to an ailing
Hitchens, a number of intelligencia gathered for an event titled
"Stephen Fry & Friends on the life, loves, and hates of Christopher
Hitchens." A particularly funny thread shared that evening were
word games Hitchens either invented or participated in with
Here are three of those mentioned during that evening and some of the
Game #1: Titles That Don't Quite
Make It - Replace one word in a title to produce a title that lacks the
punch of the one we all know.
For Whom the Bell Rings
To Kill a Hummingbird
The Catcher in the Wheat
Replace the word "love" with the phrase "hysterical sex"
Sex in the Time of Cholera
Hysterical Sex Is a Many Spendored Thing
All You Need Is Hysterical Sex
Substitute the word "dick" for "heart"
My Dick is
like a Red, Red Rose
You can watch the event on YouTube here: