Monthly Archives: January 2016
I fear that my lunch-mates and I were misunderstood when our typically wayward conversation veered into the topic of whether the country in question was pronounced “Turkmenistein” or “Turkmenisteen.” Those of Jewish heritage preferred “stein” while Bruce fans preferred “steen” of … Continue reading
You would think that someone who was in his forties during the Sixties would remember what a hippie was, but it was not the case with my father. Here is the email transcript of the conversation we had when it … Continue reading
The Moe Howard key-chain I have on my wall at work drew this remark from my Romanian colleague. “Why do you have a Chinese guy on your wall?” No surprise, I suppose, that he didn’t recognize one of the Three … Continue reading
My gas station attendant greeted me with the following phrase the other day: “Guten tagen on your noggin!” After Googling the phrase I was able to report to him that he is the originator. He was pleased.