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Word Nerd | MICHAEL. POWELL
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Lynnsoprano Makes sense 😄 1d
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Balibee146 Yeah I'd have said the flourish on the end of a word or signature 😁 3d
Suet624 Does there really need to be a word for the space between the thumb and forefinger? 3d
keithmalek @Suet624 There most certainly does. It's quicker to say purlicue, and those extra three seconds might be the difference between life and death if you ever have to tell the doctor that you got stabbed there. 1d
Suet624 Good point. But it would take me longer to remember the word purlicue than to describe it. 😂 1d
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I've also read that it's called golf because women weren't allowed to play it, so they called it golf as an acronym for Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden. "Gouf" sounds like the more plausible (albeit less interesting) reason why it's called that.

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Readers who enjoyed this book should also read "Your Wildest Dreams, Within Reason" by Mike Sacks.

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Bailedbailed

Boring.

Readers who enjoyed this book (as well as those who didn't) should read "The Good News Club" by Katherine Stewart. But unlike The Family, Stewart's book is actually worth reading.

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This is what she found romantic: a father who gives his teenage daughter a purity ring only to take it back on her wedding day and hand it over to his daughter's new husband, her vigininity passed from man to man like a baton. Therein lies the paradox of the purity movement. It's at once an attempt to transcend cultural influences through the timelessness of scripture, and a painfully specific response to the cultural revolution.

Chrissyreadit I can‘t tell if this book will terrify me or anger me more. I would count it as an October horror read for sure. 1w
keithmalek @Chrissyreadit It will do both. Either way, I don't recommend it. It's quite boring, and I'm thinking about bailing on it. 1w
Chrissyreadit Thanks! There‘s a Netflix program I will try to find instead. 1w
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Fortunately, Condoleezza Rice speaks fluent Russian, and was able to explain to Putin what was going on. If it weren't for her, I wonder if we all would've died in a nuclear holocaust.

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(Continued)...Those signals were transmitted to a listening post outside, and then Soviet analysts used the distinct sound of each keystroke to reconstruct the secret document.

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Operation Northwoods (continued)

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Operation Northwoods. Luckily, Kennedy didn't allow this to happen.

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When I read the sentence about the Soviets, I actually said to myself, "That was nice of them." And then the next sentence was:

That was nice of them.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa 😂 great line! 1w
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This ranks right up there with torture being referred to as "enhanced interrogation." Ever since Dick Cheney coined that term, I've been referring to fucking as "enhanced foreplay."

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The funniest book I have ever read!!!

Includes gems such as Fourteen Ways to Tell A Cajun Chef To Go Fuck Himself Day!, Go to a Dinner Featuring A Magic Act And Ask The Magician, "If You're So Fucking Magical, Why Haven't You Taken Over The World Yet" Day, and If The Coffee Shop Waitress Touches Your Palm When She Gives You Your Change, She Totally Wants It Day!

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LauraJ Trying to convince my book club to read this. 2w
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Suet624 What must there always be a scapegoat? Grrrr. 2w
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(VAT stands for Values Action Team, a Senate caucus that gathers on Tuesdays before the Family cell meeting. Everything that is said is strictly off the record, and even the groups themselves are strictly forbidden from discussing the proceedings. The VAT is a war council, and the enemy, says one participant, is "secularism.")

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Mehso-so

I'm not sure why anyone other than young adults read YA books, but I made an exception with this one because I enjoy Hofstetter's stand-up comedy. I'm also not sure why he wrote this. Some of the stories are entertaining, but his teenage years weren't as brutal as I was expecting. Hofstetter is too interesting of an adult to write about a time period that is so mundane.

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Suet624 Ain‘t that the truth. 2w
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