Word Ways


Much of what passes for advice is, on examination, self-contradictory, "Never give anyone advice," "Don't listen to what others tell you," "God-damn all profanity," and "Avoid iambic meter, son" are examples. In the quiz below, thirty bits of paradoxical linguistic "advice" have been split into two parts, the first in the left-hand column and the second in the right-hand one. Can you re-combine each half with its illogical mate? Answers are found in Answers and Solutions at the end of this issue.