For All You Obstreperous Recalcitrants

You can be a success!

One of the best presents I ever got was this box of vocabulary flashcards. No idea if the young people use flashcards any more, but I took to them like [plural noun] to a [singular noun]. I recommend the foreign language ones, too.

If you ever have to give a speech, here’s what some male friends used to do:  stick a word in there that the audience probably won’t understand but will be afraid to ask the meaning of.  Great good fun, like an inside joke.

I gave a speech yesterday and did my own version. I dressed like my 7th grade French teacher. She wore velvety pants and flowing shirts and when she wrote on the board her keister jiggled. As did mine, friends, as did mine.

keis·ter/ˈkēstər/

Noun:
  1. A person’s buttocks.

About uppervalleygirl

Columnist, bloggist, short storyist, essayist, novel-in-progressist.

Posted on October 2, 2012, in humor, nostalgia, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Funny! Yes! They still use flash cards! One can buy them at Targets (naturally!) We’re you in my French class? Was it Heine Gelden? I thought I only had you for English for by then I’d learned the language. Maybe I should have used Flash Cards earlier

    Vera Sent from my iPad

  2. In my day everyone knew keister. And schnoz. But, keister is generally pronounced “key-ster.” The German pronunciation of “ei” would actually call it to be pronounced “keye-ster” , like the word “eye.” Thanks for following my blog. Thworking on a new short story about Grog and Moog, two Neanderthals ahead of their time.

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