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Lemony Snippets

16 March, 2015

I'm a huge fan of the Baudelaire series created by Lemony Snicket. As unfortunate events go, they are inspired stories of grim tangents and playful language. Even the titles are worthy of toasting, which you're welcome to do this week.

Pick a book, any book, and see if you can render the title into a clever shred of wordplay. No need to define anything - just enjoy the manipulation of Snicket's alliteration. In order, the wondrous 13 read like so:

Bad Beginning

Reptile Room

Wide Window

Miserable Mill

Austere Academy

Ersatz Elevator

Vile Village

Hostile Hospital

Carnivorous Carnival

Slippery Slope

Grim Grotto

Penultimate Peril

The End

To make a better than bad beginning:

REPTILE ROOM - More 'politer'? Wrong

GRIM GROTTO - Cosgrove gains edge over leading rowing eight in Rome?

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