The phone book

Phone bookI was trying to remember the point of that saying about reading the phone book. I guess we can’t get away with idle speculation any longer, since the internet is right there to track down any bit of trivia (which I did: reading the phone book features in prolonging [More….]


I have never lived in the south, and I don’t feel that I can unselfconsciously adopt “y’all” into my New Englander speech. I also doubt that I could pull off “yous” because it conjures up a New Jersey gangster figure, even though it may have Irish roots. While I’m in Spain, though, I’ve got the [More…]