Welcome to the website woven for wordaholics, logolepts, and verbivores. Carnivores eat meat; herbivores eat plants and vegetables; verbivores devour words. If you are heels over head (as well as head over heels) in love with words, tarry here a while to graze or, perhaps, feast on the English language. Ours is the only language in which you drive in a parkway and park in a driveway and your nose can run and your feet can smell.

word play

 

The English language abounds with alliteration — series of sequential syllables starting with the same sound. To prove my point and put my money where my mouth is, I offer the cream of the crop — a treasure trove of 70 tried-and-true, bread-and butter, bigger-and-better, bright-eyed- and-bushy-tailed, back-to-basics, larger-than-life, clear-cut, proof positive (not haphazard, half-hearted and bottom-of-the-barrel) alliterative expressions (the more the merrier) that are good as gold, worth a pretty penny and not a dime a dozen — guaranteed to leave you head over heels and jumping for joy to beat the band.

Goodness gracious and good grief! Leapin’ lizards and jumpin’ Jehosephat! To tell the truth, the fickle finger of fate has made me the most alliterate fellow you’ll ever meet. So let’s bring home the bacon and get ready to rumble.

In each case, supply the missing word, as in “fame and fortune “:

  1. Adam’s _____ 2. beat around the _____ 3. a bee in her _____ 4. bite the _____ 5. black _____ 6. black and _____ 7. bosom _____ 8. calm, cool and _____ 9. a close _____ 10. too close for _____ 11. the coast is _____ 12. a dead _____ 13. defend to the _____ 14. dog _____ 15. down in the _____ 16. dribs and _____ 17. fast _____ 18. fast and _____ 19. feast or _____ 20. few and _____ 21. footloose and _____ 22. friend or _____ 23. the gift of _____ 24. head for the _____ 25. head over _____ 26. hold your _____ 27. house and _____ 28. kangaroo _____ 29. kit and _____ 30. labor of _____ 31. the last _____ 32. lay of the _____33. left in the _____ 34. live and _____ 35. mass _____ 36. mind over _____ 37. pay the _____ 38. penny wise and _____ 39. pen _____ 40. poison _____ 41. prim and _____ 42. rags to _____ 43. rock and _____ 44. rough and _____ 45. round _____ 46. run _____ 47. better safe than _____ 48. short _____ 49. side _____ 50. sight _____ 51. stage _____ 52. sweet _____ 53. take your _____ 54. tall _____ 55. tattered and _____ 56. time will _____ 57. toast of the ______58. tongue _____ 59. tools of the _____ 60. trick or _____ 61. turn the _____ 62. twist and _____ 63. vim and _____ 64. waiting in the _____ 65. wax and _____ 66. wear out your _____ 67. wet your _____ 68. white _____ 69. the whys and _____ 70. wild and _____

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Answers (Other choices are possible.)

Answers (Other choices are possible.)
1. apple 2. bush 3. bonnet 4. bullet 5. ball, berry, belt, bird, board, book 6. blue 7. buddy 8. collected 9. call 10. comfort 11. clear 12. duck 13. death 14. days, doo 15. dumps 16. drabs 17.. food, friends 18. furious 19. famine 20. far between 21. fancy free 22. foe 23. gab 24. the hills 25. heels 26. horses 27. home 28. court 29. caboodle 30. love 31. laugh 32. land 33. lurch 34. let live 35. market, media, murderer 36. matter 37. piper 38. pound foolish 39. pal 40. pen 41. proper 42. riches 43. roll 44. ready 45. robin 46. ragged, rampant 47. sorry 48. shrift 49. saddle, show, splitting, swipe 50. seeing, for sore eyes 51. show, struck 52.. sixteen 53. time 54. tale 55. torn 56. tell 57. town 58. tied, twister 59. trade 60. treat 61. tables, tide 62. turn 63. vigor 64. wings 65. wane 66. welcome 67. whistle 68. wall, wash, water 69. wherefores 70. woolly