Thursday, April 30, 2015

Jack’s Winning Words 4/30/15
“Always keep your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.”  (Max L. Forman)  I wonder if any of you recognize the name, Eustace Tilley?  He’s the snooty cartoon character with the monocle who appeared on the first cover of the New Yorker and has never gone away.  Snooty is a word that you can picture with your mind…like snob, snot, conceited and supercilious.   Use FRIEND as an acrostic to describe your idea of a friend.    ;-)  Jack

 FROM EDUCATOR PAUL:  Yup!!! Also the mantra of every NHL hockey player!====JACK: Thanks for the "heads up!"

FROM HAWKEYE GEORGE:  very, very good thought.====JACK:  In my elementary school, the grading marks were:  E (excellent), VG (Very Good), G (good) and P (poor).  According to your response, today's Winning Words received a VG+.

FROM ST. PAUL IN ST. PAUL:  am wondering if snoot and snot are in any way related?  pretty gross...====JACK:  Snot comes from the snoot.

FROM CHESTER THE GOOD:  Sounds like a golf pro's advice.====JACK:  My Aunt Nell used an expression when she wanted me to behave myself..."Keep your nose clean!"

FROM CK IN WL:  Ok Jack, what in the world does " acrostic" mean. Boy oh boy, when I get to a dictionary you're in trouble!====JACK: 
F unny
R eliable
I ntriguing
E xciting
N ormal
D evoted
====CK:  Aha!! The light bulb goes on! Thanks learned something new, friend.

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