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I’m beginning to think that there’s a contagious case of insanity going around when it comes to the things men will do. Take, for your consideration, the Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling Competition. Held near Gloucester, England. From the top of the hill a 9-pound ball of Double Gloucester cheese is rolled, and competitors race down the…

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Did you ever encounter a word that made you laugh? Here are a few I have laughed at since high school. Absquatulate. It means to leave. Next time you leave a room, say I’m going to absquatulate. Canoodle is a word I miss hearing. It means to hug and kiss. Work that into your vocabulary.…

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Today let’s talk about my ailments. Among other things I have been diagnosed with foot-in-mouth syndrome. Have you? If you’ve ever started to say something that you began to regret around about mid-sentence, you know exactly what I’m talking about. I’m learning to avoid saying things like:  “Congratulations! When is the baby due?” Just wipe…

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Are you cheap? I have Scottish ancestors who were so cheap that they wouldn’t even tip their hats. If fact, legend has it that they married skinny girls so they could buy smaller rings. My dad was so cheap that he would climb into tightly packed subway cars to press his clothing. Here are a…

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If you’ve tried to type something into a computer or a phone lately, you may have noticed that these gizmos come with auto correct, a wonderful invention that has almost done away with our spelling mistakes but created a whole list of new problems. Just ask the guy who sent his friend a message, “I…

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