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By Andy Borowitz

If brevity is the soul of wit, then be grateful that medical professionals made brief paintings of Andy Borowitz's life-threatening intestinal disease. recognized for his award-winning humor writing, Borowitz the following recounts the actually twisted tale of his revolting colon and the successive surgical procedures required to mend it. Rife with deadpan observations and quirky characterizations of the scientific employees that attended him, An unforeseen Twist deals humor on a couple of degrees, from breezy ruminations on lifestyles, demise, and like to the easily scatological. (Let or not it's acknowledged that Borowitz's writing is not any much less charismatic for embracing a few lovely seen possibilities for laughs.) finally, it sort of feels, his brush with loss of life from the interior out proved an ambiguous blessing: the writer suffered the accompanying soreness, soreness, and worry; readers achieve the rewards of his levity aplenty. --Jason Kirk

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1951. English Riddles from Oral Tradition. Berkeley: University of California Press. Winograd, Terry. 1981. " In Donald A. , Perspectives on Cognitive Science. Virtanen, Leea. 1977. , Arvoitukset, Finnish Riddles. Helsinki: Finnish Literature Society 329. Wossidlo, Richard. 1897. Mecklenburgische Volksiiberlieferungen I. Wismar. 1 These discussions are dominated by linguistically based analyses and literary interpretations. The former often address rules of language whereby spoken or written enigmas are generated and resolved.

Pepicello and Green 1984: 58-59. Kaivola-Bregenh0j 1978. , 74. Georges and Dundes 1963; Scott 1976. Glazier and Glazier 1976: 203-204. Raring 1985: 178. Taylor 1951: 349, 450. Petsch 1899: 48. Suomen Kansan Vanhat Runot XII, 1: 134, 1934. Riddles and Their Use 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. 35 Haavio 1959. Virtanen 1977: 82. Taylor 1949: 3. Aarne 1917: 3. Kaivola-Bregenh0j 1977: 69. , 25-27. Kongas-Maranda 1971: 55. Abrahams and Dundes 1972: 140. Kaivola-Bregenh0j 1978: 106.

Some of the combinations have not been used because of a logical inconsistency in the scheme, while others belong to a register of the expressive potential of the genre that has not yet been exploited but that could be used to create new riddles. The feature combinations manifest in the material form a group of contentual schemes with which it is possible to verify the semantic choices and limitations that must be familiar to the inventor of the riddle. Forty-six contentual schemes are needed to classify the 106 nominative absolute riddles in my material according to the criteria presented.

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