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Entry from May 29, 2019
“I’m a writer. If I seem cold, it’s because I’m surrounded by drafts”

"I’m a writer. If I seem cold, it’s because I’m surrounded by drafts” is a jocular saying that has been printed on many images. A riddle was posted on BuzzFeed on December 13, 2013:

Q: Why do writers constantly feel cold?
A: Because they’re surrounded by drafts.


“I am a writer. If I seem cold, it ‘s because I am surrounded by drafts. - (Unknown Author)” was posted on Twitter by Shoshanah on July 2, 2017. This version probably originated from an image.


BuzzFeed
24 Hilarious Puns That Only English Nerds Will Understand
Go big or go Homer. Warning: These jokes are for a very Nietzsche audience.

Posted on December 13, 2013, at 7:49 p.m.
Rega Jha
BuzzFeed India Contributor
(...)
23. Why do writers constantly feel cold?
Because they’re surrounded by drafts.

Twitter
Reem G.
@reemixtape
why do writers constantly feel cold? because they’re surrounded by drafts #badum
12:40 AM - 14 Dec 2013

Twitter
The Chief Flunkey
@EditorialHell
Awful literary joke: Why are writers always feeling cold?
Because they’re surrounded by drafts.
1:08 AM - 14 Dec 2013

20 August 2014, Weekly News (Leeds, UK), “Wesley Thomas: I make my friends die horribly,” pg. ?:
Here’s my joke: Why are writers always cold?

Because they are always surrounded by drafts.

Twitter
Samantha Siciliano
@ssicilianoo
As a writer, I always feel cold because I’m constantly surrounded by drafts.
:( :( :(
1:22 PM - 11 Sep 2014

Twitter
Grammarly
@Grammarly
Why do writers always feel cold? Because they’re surrounded by drafts. #punny
12:22 PM - 21 Oct 2014

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/pakachiku September 14, 2015
Why do writers always feel cold?
Because they are surrounded by drafts!

Reddit—Jokes
Stupid one liners everyone should know
itsrob March 1, 2016
(...)
Writers often need a sweater because they are surrounded by drafts.

Bustle
16 Literary Puns Only Readers Will Understand
By CHARLOTTE AHLIN
Nov 4 2016
(...)
16. Why are writers always cold? Because they’re always surrounded by drafts.

Twitter
Shoshanah
@ShoshanahS
I am a writer. If I seem cold, it ‘s because I am surrounded by drafts.
- (Unknown Author)
12:16 PM - 2 Jul 2017

Twitter
Harlow Kane
@harlow_kane
I am a writer. If I seem cold, it ‘s because I am surrounded by drafts. #AmWriting
12:00 PM - 16 Jul 2017

Twitter
Michael Shand, Writer
@writer_shand
“I’m a writer. If I seem cold it’s because I’m surrounded by drafts.”
#amwriting #WritingLife
1:24 AM - 17 Jul 2017

everydayknow
100 Funny and Silly Jokes for Kids
By Jasmine Spoors - September 21, 2017
(...)
Q: Why are writers always super cold?
A: They’re surrounded by drafts!

Twitter
Linda Lake
@StarsandSpace
“I am a #writer.  If I seem cold, it ‘s because I am surrounded by #drafts.” ~ #Author Unknown #amwriting #authorsquote #writing #writerslife
6:35 PM - 14 Sep 2018

Twitter
Books & the Bear
@booksandthebear
I am a writer. If I seem cold, it ‘s because I am surrounded by drafts.
- (Unknown Author)
7:00 PM - 4 Oct 2018

Women.com
21 Funny Quotes About Writing That Are Hilariously So True
The writing process: friend or foe?

Sophie Matthews
May 29, 2019
(...)
“I am a writer. If I seem cold, it’s because I am surrounded by drafts.” - Unknown

Posted by Barry Popik
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