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10/18/19 08:38 PM



MEANING: noun: A female assistant, especially in an office, who does a wide variety of duties.

ETYMOLOGY: Patterned after man Friday in Daniel Defoe’s novel Robinson Crusoe (1719). Earliest documented use: 1928.

GIRL FORIDAY - female for only 24 hours

GIL FRIDAY - Dodger first-baseman Hodges was Mister Friday, the way Reggie Jackson was Mr October

G.I. ALFRID? AY! - Are you Infantry Private Alfrid?
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Wordplay and fun
10/18/19 03:29 AM
Some fancy the epic Greek stories
Of heroes pursuing great glories.
For me, they're too rough;
I like farcical stuff
Such as fights between Brexit-crazed Tories.

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Wordplay and fun
10/17/19 01:31 AM

S > D

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Wordplay and fun
09/25/19 04:41 AM
Harry S. Truman
Denied that atom bombs were inhuman.
He said: "We must stop Japan's bravado –
This is no laughing matter like The Mikado".

Sir Francis Drake
Said: "Fighting the Armada's a piece of cake".
He vanquished the Duke of Medina Sidonia;
Some Spanish sailors probably died of pneumonia.

King Charles the Second
Is generally reckoned
To have signed official papers
While having indiscreet sexual capers.

The younger William Pitt
Was a highly precocious Brit.
Prime Minister at twenty-four,
He was driven to drink by the Napoleonic War.

Professor Stephen Hawking
Had an artificial way of talking.
But his knowledge about black holes
Greatly exceeded that of ordinary souls.

Friedrich Nietzsche's writing
Is pernicious, although exciting.
His style has more muscle
Than that of sane philosophers like Bertrand Russell.

Donald Trump
Is widely considered a chump.
In Europe he provokes much animus,
But many Americans are more magnanimous.
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