Word Ways


In the August, 1984 issue of Word Ways, John Henrick took the pedestrian phrase FROM BIRTH TO DEATH, and presented twenty more colorful equivalents for it, including such phrases as FROM THE CRADLE TO THE GRAVE, FROM BASKET TO CASKET, and FROM SQUALL HEARERS TO PALL BEARERS. Each of the equivalents was logologically interesting, using such devices as alliteration, rhyme, transposition of consonant sounds, metaphor, and/or metonymy.