As the potential lovers happened to be mutually absorbent, on touching, they disappeared.
Hawkins ate the last of the chutney, wiped the slobber from his chin, muscled into his heavy duty parka, and crawled out into the dismissive fury of the storm. Ice brackets slammed into his legs, torso, and head. Tongues of sleet licked mockingly at his slitted eyes. His ears were broken by the storm’s howling laughter. His elbows turned blue with fear. Nevertheless, forward, forward, forward he went, determined beyond belief to rescue the puppy. By some miracle he reached the bank of the river, where, after the storm abated, he decorated the landscape as a lifeless human icicle for weeks.
Meanwhile, the puppy romped, dashing hither and there to yon and back all around the warm cottage’s interior, playing with his new mistress, the Storm Queen.
The small boys came early to the hanging. – With this sentence Ken Follett embarks on ‘The Pillars of the Earth’.
He felt like a career mediocrity having a mildly productive week.
He felt like he’d been skating on thin ice carrying an anvil.
He felt like the world ignored him because it owed him four dollars.
He felt like doom would be an improvement.
Superhero: We’ll take the flying buzz car.
Stranger Being Rescued: What’s a flying buzz car?
Superhero: A car that flies and buzzes.
Stranger Being Rescued: Oh.
Presenting the most frequently uttered line of dialogue in circa 1929-1934 talkies set in contemporary big cities:
‘Say, what is this?’
To make this versatile potion, good for invisibility or flight, you will need the following:
1 steel flagon
3 seeds of any kind (doubt works well)
a blue bowl filled half with water from a roaring cataract and half with empty
2 pinches and 1 poke of dirt
Start by placing the clarinet on the ground. Jump up and down on it until you are tired. Then bash it to pieces with the steel flagon and place the largest bits in the blue bowl. Sweep the smaller bits away, as you will have no need for them, and you wouldn’t want to step on them later with your bare feet. Your feet are bare, aren’t they? Good. That is important. You may now dispose of the steel flagon in any manner you choose, for its role in the recipe has been completed. You now add to the blue bowl with its clarinet bits and water the 2 pinches of dirt. In the poke of dirt plant the 3 seeds. Pour the contents of the bowl over the poke and seeds. Go off into a corner and wait. When the hand of time has strangled a week or more, pluck the strange orange leaf which by now is waving from the poke. Chew it. Spit it out into the palm of your right hand. Smear it across your forehead. Dance around, waving your arms. Don’t be shy. You are now invisible. To fly, simply double the recipe.
It your neighbor is pompous, but not overly pompous, refer to him as falutin instead of highfalutin.