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What a Difference One Word Can Make!

Words do matter.

A big roll of cash means that you can bet to win!
A big roll of fat can have you dosing insulin.

Being fabulously rich means going where you want to go!
Eating fabulously rich might mean pain in your big toe.

Getting off of a bus is just a mundane boring event.
Getting off on a bus means that bail money will have to be sent.

Being dimly lit can be relaxing and romantic.
Being dimly witted can make friends and bosses frantic.

A teen that’s “bad” in quotes is perceived as really cool.
A teen that’s bad without quotes can wind up in an alternate school.

A ripe tomato on the vine will be savored when it’s swallowed.
A ripe tomato on Vine Street will be wolf-whistled and then followed.

Blowing wind on your face can make a motorcycle ride exciting!
Breaking wind on your face can make a lover less inviting.

Fluffing up the pure white snow is fun when the winter wind blows.
Sniffing up the pure white snow can totally destroy your nose.

Standing erect means your shoulders are back and your head is held up high.
Being erect can be easier now that there’s little blue pills you can buy.

A horse that’s lame may need its foot swabbed with a ball of cotton.
A poem that’s lame like this one is should simply be forgotten.
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