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Stereo Typo

8 December, 2012

Rising above the recent renovations, and a major poll hiccup, some half-dozen Dabblers created headlines with a telling glitch embedded. A snippet to savour:

HAMMISH BLAKE WINS GOLD LOGIE (Em)

ARCHBISHOP PILL OPPOSES CONTRACEPTION (JC)

CALLS TO INVESTIGATE MINISTER FOR PLANKING (CL)

PRINCE WILLIAM TO PRODUCE ROYAL HAIR (JD)

But a clear winner, even if the Sultan of Swing bombed last night, is Boniface for his sporting scoop:

WARNE PONDERS TEXT COMEBACK

Well done, sir. The gag won by a clear three votes. If you can confirm your snail mail via Email, I will send you a Christmas present in the shape of Just My Typo by Drummond Moir. You can teach your kid all about the Whaling Wall of Jerusalem, or perhaps the Hardon Collider. Look for a new Storm next week.

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Gargantuan News

Yep, my Gargantuan Book of Words is big & full of words. Not just English but secret codes, Papuan pidgin, Zulu worms, sound FX, funny goldfish, letter origami. You get the drift? It's big. It's fun. And it's out now

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Gargantuan Book of Words

Sneeze words. Fake pasta. Viking slang. Gargantuan is a jumbo jumble of puzzles & games, mazes & quizzes, tailor-made for that wordy wonderkid in your life. Or anyone in love with letters, secret codes, puns, rhymes, emoji & all things languagey. More here 

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Wordburger

Packed with games, pickles, codes and cheesy puns, Wordburger is your chance to be a champion puzzler in 20 quick bites. Ideal for wordy kids keen to open a new language door, or grown-ups who want to cut their cryptic teeth. Click here. 

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Riddledom

Riddles in song, in code, in pictures. From Ireland & Wonderland, Einstein & Pompeii. Riddledom reveals 101 wry questions from 50+ languages & shares their secrets. A book to unlock culture via conundrum. Order here.

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Riddledom Rave

If you missed my riddle chat with Richard Fidler, then feel free to slurp the podcast at http://ab.co/1I9t1x5

Text-speak is creeping into Scrabble. Where do you sit?
OBVS I'm fine with it
Entrenched stuff - like LOL and OMG - but no more.
Words With Friends, maybe. Scrabble, no
Let the 'real' dictionaries decide first
Just the handy stuff, like FAQ and EUW
I mean, WTF?! No way
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