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Wisdom and Wordplay Book By Robert Eddison

Wisdom & Wordplay

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Originating pithy one-liners is my thing. So how, you may ask, did I get to be doing this as a hobby? After spotting a few one-liners in the London production of my first stage play: Commanding Voices, I thought it might be fun to devise them "neat", to stand alone in their own right. I don't keep a diary as such, since I'm not interested in whether I bought jam or peanut butter last Tuesday at Tesco's. What I can claim, though, is that every original thought I've had in the past twenty years has been noted down. True, it's not your normal kind of diary, but it's one I love as I never know what I'm going to think up next and I'm constantly surprising myself with Eureka moments.

My aphorisms are a celebratory send-up of the foibles and sheer illogicality of the English language. Like my stage work and my journalism, they reflect my love affair - all right, my addiction - to words. Friends finally prevailed on me to bring my one-liners into the public domain and the immediate traction they gained on Twitter and Instagram has further encouraged me to publish my first book of aphorisms: Wisdom & Wordplay. So that's my journey so far and you are most welcome to come aboard as travelling together is so much more fun than keeping my thoughts to myself. At this early stage, though, I'm just putting my toe in the water. The foot may, or may not, follow later.