Virginia Barton

10 June 2013: Coincidences and Gobsmackers

10 June 2013

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There are coincidences and there are gobsmackers. You will agree that the vulgar word is justified when you read what happened today.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance was shown on TV at lunchtime, and during it both “dude” and “tenderfoot” were used! Your description of being “wet behind the ears” was exactly right, Rosanne, and both you and Joe had “dude” spot on.

I may now scatter these words about, sure in the knowledge that I know what they mean. “Dude” is particularly attractive, but one must remember to pronounce it “dood”, as in food. (It hasn’t the cachet if pronounced “dude” as in nude…)









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