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I Yam What I Yam

I Yam What I Yam

Are you tired of hackneyed phrases? Threadbare moth-eaten sayings that have been used so tediously for so long that they’ve lost whatever meaning they might have had? Me, too. Recently I heard someone say “it is what it is” for the third time in a single...
The Camel’s Nose

The Camel’s Nose

The statistics vary from study to study, but most agree that more than two out of three of us have stolen something from work. For most of us, it is small things. Pens, pencils, and paper clips are pilfered all year long. There are seasonal patterns, too. In August,...
Word Association

Word Association

Say the words cracker barrel and most Americans think of the chain restaurant and gift shop. Cracker Barrel Restaurants and Country Stores were designed to evoke the friendly, homespun character of general stores from the 1800s, when the U.S. was a rural agrarian...