Tom Loe asked me, “If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?” I replied:
If an artist loses his painting, is he disfigured?
If one loses his soft leather jacket, is he dissuaded?
If a rancher loses his arroyo, is he disgorged?
If a hotelier loses his business, is he dislodged?
If a tavern keeper loses his livelihood, is he disbarred?
If a prisoner escapes, is he disbarred, too?
If a crossroads is closed down, is that a disjunction?
If a man is divorced, is that disaffection?
If a Hollywood director loses his young female lead is that disingenuous?
If a scholar loses his dictionary, is he dislexic?
Is a ghost disembodied?
If a flock loses its shepherd, is it distended?
Did the Shah of Iran suffer dispersion?
If an athlete is injured, is he displayed?
If a sleeper loses his blanket, is he discovered?
If a lawyer loses his clients, is he distorted?
If a conductor is fired, is he disconcerted?
If a dog is rabid, is it distempered?
If a dog is placid, is it distempered?
If a woman loses her money, is she dispersed?
If a Japanese man becomes an American citizen, is he disoriented?
Sara Varhus wrote, “Lew, If you're left with no choice, are you disarrayed?”
David Casagrande wrote, “If Lew stops dreaming poems up, are we disillewsioned?”
Jack Foley wrote, “If a Supreme Court judge is thrown out of office, is he disappointed?“
Sam Gwynn wrote, “Dis is funny.”
While I was waiting for dese reactions, I wrote,
When Cain murdered his brother, was Adam disabled?
If you push your wife backward into a fan, will you have disaster?
If a florist loses his bouquet, is he disarranged?
If an electrician loses his battery, is he discharged
If an orator loses his audience, is he disassembled?
If a dentist loses his receptionist, is he disappointed?
If a sailor loses his wind, is he disgusted?
If an attorney loses his suit-case, is he disrobed?
If a merchant loses his shipping clerk, is he disordered?
If Copenhagen loses its population, is it disdained?
If a man’s engagement is broken, is he dismissed?
If eminent domain takes your property, is that a dislocation?
If a man forgets how to swear, is he discussed?
If a CPA buys a new calculator, is his old one discounted?
If a rapist is imprisoned, are his victims disabused?
My final sally:
Is a quadraplegic disarmed and defeated?
(If Sally loses her sailor boyfriend, is she desalinated? Is he if he loses her?)
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If the Grand Canyon were to be filled up with sand, I assume it would be disgorged.
When your wife spills everything from her pocket book, is that considered being dispUrsed?
I read quickly but I didn't see the magician whose trick did not work right and was disillusioned.
Cut up the body of a Supreme Court justice and you have a dismember of the High Court.
Ya see what I mean ... I get a message from you and it sets my wheels a'turnin ... yours were great ... so clever - here are my offerings - obviously they're not as good as yours ... but I had a good time:
If a thief steals my handbag, am I disbursed?
Ann, see John’s above.
If a gambler loses, is he discarded?
If the orchestra is a no-show, is the conductor disconcert[ed]?
See mine, Ann.
If twins move apart, are they discrete?
And as far as the pig is concerned - I think if he loses his voice, he's
just sty-mied ....
P. S. Keep those mind benders coming ... they're great fun!
Lew: if a porker loses face, is he dispigured ?
(yours from the styline, David Smith)
If I take away your maize, are you diseneared?
If I take all the spinsters from your family are you distaff?
If a skunk no longer smells bad, is he distinct?
If my colostomy prevents me from bowling, am I disemboweled?
If I pump out a septic tank, is it disinterred?