Televised newscast in the background, me: half-listening, not watching; engrossed in what I was composing on the laptop; upright screen blocking my television vision.
… “It’s snow wonder…”
Curiosity piqued, I stop typing, literally sticking my neck out to see the televised “snow wonder” …
Putting audio and video together, I soon realized that while I obviously had snow on the brain, the reporter didn’t….
Instant mental gymnastics replay, and:
“It’s no wonder…”
And that hearing-realization led to this play on the reporter’s expression:
Even though I preferred using the alliterative “surprise,” rather than the reporter’s “wonder,” I haven’t given up trying to make that work… maybe next week…
Who snows! …I mean who knows!
p.s. I’m always second-guessing–especially my use of punctuation (punctuation lover that I am). Please indulge me, if you would. More effective last line ditching ellipsis; replacing exclamation mark with colon?
It’s no surprise: no school!