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February 13th, 2007

That Country’s a Naughty Word!

I remember being in the library as a little kid, looking at the map of Africa and pointing to Niger and giggling. “They put a bad word on here!” I proclaimed, proud of my eagle eye. The librarian quickly explained, “No. That’s pronounced Nigh-ger.”

Another time I went into the library very excited about the idea of checking out a thesaurus. The librarian thought I was talking about a dinosaur because I pronounced it “theosaurus.” I had to explain, “No, no… the book with lists of words that are like other words.”

I pretty much lived in the library in elementary school.

Posted in Childhood Memories

Dan Man February 14, 2007, 1:20 am

I have a prob with a Sears brand Garbage Disposal Model 175.60400. Hit the switch and the mootor spins but the cutters don’t. I have hit the reset button and used the allan wrench- it’s free spinning. It acts like a splined piece inside it has broken or something. I can see the blades vibrating when it’s on but they don’t spin. Am I SOL?

Andy February 14, 2007, 10:55 pm

A repairman will try to sell you a new mootor, but it’s probably just the franistat.

Merle February 15, 2007, 2:35 am

Dan Man: you could try the library? Just in case. And I doubt that you are the sun.

jk February 15, 2007, 11:59 pm

I think the mootor is a moot point.

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