Weave these words into your next rebuttal:
Non sequitur - it does not follow.
Frontispiece - first page or title page of a book.
Malediction - evil talk about somebody; slander.
Mortification - feeling shame, humiliation, chagrin.
Peripatetic - walking about; itinerant.
Rotunda - a round building with a dome.
Savory - pleasing to the taste or smell.
Secular - worldy, profane.
Sub rosa - secretly, private.
Verve - displaying vigor, spirit, exuberance.
It is impossible to lick your elbow, but who would want to anyway?
A high octane prize awaits the winner of this year's raffle being held by the Weirton United Way: $1,500 in free gas! The $5 tickets are on sale at various places in town. The raffle sponsors are First Choice America Credit Union and WTOV-TV, and the winner need not be present to claim the prize. The drawing will be Feb. 1 at a giant football party at the Serbian-American Culture Center.
Loosen up and buy a ticket because the charity can use some help. Remember, do unto others.
Do it by supporting the United Way's football party.
Best wishes to Bill Virgin and his family on the occasion of their buying a bookstore in Burien, Wash. A former Weirton Daily Times reporter, Bill and his family reside in Renton, near Seattle.
A shout-out to Barb Trushel who let us know she enjoys this column.
Six of the seven deadly sins are: anger, covetousness, envy, sloth, lust and pride. What is the seventh? (Look for it at the end of this column.)
Overheard: "He has a split personality and both of them are obnoxious."
I chuckled at this one: sign at an optometrist's office: "If you don't see what you're looking for, you've come to the right place."
Clever sign at a midwest radiator shop: "Best place in town to take a leak."
One of my golf buddies tells the story of going down state.
He stopped at a restaurant midway there for a gastronomical experience.
He said the food gave him gas, and the check was astronomical! Sounds like a Rick Smith yarn!
I've been told that I have a fertile mind - and you know what makes things fertile!
I read this in an obscure flyer: Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history, including: spades, King David; hearts, Charlemagne; clubs, Alexander the Great; and diamonds, Julius Caesar.
It is said that half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what? Their birthplace.
I missed this one. What is the only food that doesn't spoil? Answer: Honey.
Speeches are like babies: easy to conceive, hard to deliver.
The seventh deadly sin is gluttony.