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July 05, 2020


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Some words

more some words

Here are some words.

Dr Demento- Bulbous Bouffant


Steve K.
Deer Park, TX

Co-worker: Hey, there! What do you say?

Me: Mostly words.



How about some Mexican words?
Jose Cuervo
uno mas cerveza

JAMES KIRK: ...I know nothing.

DAVID MARCUS: You knew enough to tell Saavik that how we face death is at least as important as how we face life.

KIRK: Just words.

MARCUS: But good words. That's where ideas begin. Maybe you should listen to them.

(Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)

Q. Is "yonder" really a word? Because listen to how it sounds when you say it a lot: Yonder yonder yonder yonder.
A. The same is true of "festoon."

I miss Mr. Language Person!

You think that I
Don't even mean
A single word I say
It's only words
And words are all I have
To take your heart away

-Bee Gees "Words"

I think these words are, well, for lack of better words, vast.

Bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, the bird is the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, well, the bird is the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, well, the bird is the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, well, the bird is the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, don't you know about the bird
Well, everybody knows that the bird is the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, b-bird's the word

Bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, the bird is the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, well, the bird is the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, well, the bird is the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, well, the bird is the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, don't you know about the bird
Well, everybody knows that the bird is the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, b-bird's the word

what's in a word? a rose by any other name would smell

" Words, words, words, words, words. "

Actual Shakespeare quotation.

Readin', 'Ritin', 'Rithmetic

The three words that symbolize elementary education are all misspelled.

Say what?

How about a Limerick?

There once was a traveling gnome
to Erin's fair isle he did roam
his pockets were cleaned
by a pretty colleen
he barely had cash to go home

A great man once said, "If you have a big enough dictionary just about everything is a word". The quote I got this from is credited to Dave but he may or may not have really said it.

More words.


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My favorite non-graduation speech:


Go placidly amid the noise and waste,
And remember what comfort there may be in owning a piece thereof.
Avoid quiet and passive persons unless you are in need of sleep.
Rotate your tires.
Speak glowingly of those greater than yourself,
And heed well their advice, even though they be turkeys.
Know what to kiss and when.
Consider that two wrongs never make a right,
But that three lefts do.
Wherever possible put people on "HOLD".
Be comforted that in the face of all aridity and disillusionment,
And despite the changing fortunes of time,
There is always a big future in computer maintenance.
Remember the Pueblo.
Strive at all times to bend, fold, spindle and mutilate.
Know yourself. If you need help, call the FBI.
Exercise caution in your daily affairs,
Especially with those persons closest to you;
That lemon on your left for instance.
Be assured that a walk through the ocean of most souls,
Would scarcely get your feet wet.
Fall not in love therefore; it will stick to your face.
Carefully surrender the things of youth: birds, clean air, tuna, Taiwan,
And let not the sands of time get in your lunch.
For a good time, call 606-4311.
Take heart amid the deepening gloom that your dog
Is finally getting enough cheese;
And reflect that whatever fortunes may be your lot,
It could only be worse in Sioux City.
You are a fluke of the Universe.
You have no right to be here, and whether you can hear it or not,
The Universe is laughing behind your back.
Therefore make peace with your God whatever you conceive him to be,
Hairy Thunderer or Cosmic Muffin.
With all its hopes, dreams, promises, and urban renewal,
The world continues to deteriorate.
Give up.
--From the National Lampoon Radio Dinner album.

There is a word for that.

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust,
If it weren't for Fords our tools would rust.

I copied and pasted that Deteriorata message to Microsoft Word. It broke my installation when I saved it to Desktop and continues to deteriorate. Put my flash drive on the blink, too.

Note to wanderer 2575 ad Pirateboy:
Y'all are late for happy hour and yer meds.
But, surprisingly, both of you make sense of some kind or the other.

Dave Barry for President.

Note to wanderer2575: Geezer Alert.

CAB approval is no longer possible. The Civil Aeronautics Board was abolished in 1985, and was superseded by the FAA.

And let us not forget: Causes gastric distress in small animals if ingested.

One cannot be too careful with one's Christmas tinsel.

I could barely get a word in edgewise, which if I could, would be just a line.

...well, maybe a dotted line

Word Crimes


...or a dashed line if it was in ALLCAPS

Word up everyone !

I learn a lot from this blog.

Usually, there are a lot of things I've learned that I can't remember, but on this blog I've learned a lot of things that I'd like to forget, but I can't.

Wanderer: You missed my favorite: Do not iron clothes while wearing them.

Vor vier Punkten und sieben Jahren haben unsere Väter auf diesem Kontinent eine neue Nation hervorgebracht, die in Freiheit empfangen wurde und sich dem Vorschlag verschrieben hat, dass alle Menschen gleich geschaffen sind.
Jetzt befinden wir uns in einem großen Bürgerkrieg und prüfen, ob diese Nation oder eine so konzipierte und engagierte Nation lange Bestand haben kann. Wir treffen uns auf einem großen Schlachtfeld dieses Krieges. Wir sind gekommen, um einen Teil dieses Feldes als letzte Ruhestätte für diejenigen zu widmen, die hier ihr Leben gaben, damit diese Nation leben kann. Es ist insgesamt angemessen und angemessen, dass wir dies tun.

Aber im weiteren Sinne können wir diesen Boden nicht widmen - wir können ihn nicht weihen - wir können ihn nicht heiligen. Die tapferen lebenden und toten Männer, die hier kämpften, haben es geweiht, weit über unserer schlechten Macht, etwas hinzuzufügen oder abzulenken. Die Welt wird wenig merken oder sich lange daran erinnern, was wir hier sagen, aber sie kann nie vergessen, was sie hier getan haben. Es ist vielmehr für uns Lebenden, uns hier dem unvollendeten Werk zu widmen, das die, die hier gekämpft haben, bisher so edel vorangetrieben haben. Es ist vielmehr unsere Aufgabe, hier der großen Aufgabe gewidmet zu sein, die vor uns liegt - dass wir von diesen geehrten Toten eine erhöhte Hingabe an die Sache nehmen, für die sie das letzte volle Maß an Hingabe gegeben haben -, dass wir hier in hohem Maße beschließen, dass diese Toten dies nicht tun sollen sind vergebens gestorben - dass diese Nation unter Gott eine neue Geburt der Freiheit haben wird - und dass die Regierung des Volkes durch das Volk für das Volk nicht von der Erde zugrunde gehen wird.

Diesel-fitter! Goes-in-tight!

Ruthenium - Who knew that Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address in German?

Burn before reading


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