Twofer #1LinerWeds

I think most people know what a twofer is. For those who don’t: a twofer is when you bargain for one thing and get two. Two for one. Twofer.

ANYWAY, today’s one-liner is a twofer.

My family watched entirely too much television which, back in those early days, was pretty much televised vaudeville. So we were all big on one-liners, and we were all big on “toppers”: topping one one-liner with another.

Oh–here’s a bonus one-liner to set it up:

There’s many a slip ‘twixt the cup and the lip.
–old English proverb

So, let any crumb of food or drop of drink fail to make it to its intended destination, and somebody would say:

How could you miss getting it into something that size?

And somebody else would certainly top it with:

It’s hard to hit a moving target.


This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s weekly blog hop, One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner or just like them, follow the link.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Do you have family jokes? If you write, do your main characters? If they don’t, give them some.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Twofer #1LinerWeds

  1. pm laberge

    July 24, 2019 at 9:55am

    And here in Canada, we have 2-4’s. As in a case of 24 bottles of beer.
    We also have the Double-Double: 2 creams and 2 sugars in a Timbos Coffee.
    (A sort of a two-fer in either case, you must agree!)
    And I gave you 2 of them!

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  2. dan antion

    July 25, 2019 at 6:35am

    I like twofers for #1LinerWeds – it’s a good think Linda is such a good sport.

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