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Note · · Tucson

Groundhog Day

The owner of the market was cashiering and couldn't remember how to ring things up. He said, "This is my store, but every time I have to work the register it's like groundhog day."

People have really warmed up to this analogy. I hear it a lot anymore.

Language · · Tucson


When we pronounce catholic, we swallow the o like a little communion wafer.

Note · · Tucson

Good Old Oil Prices

For years I have thought the NPR announcer (all of them) doing the market report was saying “good old oil prices.”

Apparently, they’re saying “crude oil prices.”


Emily Litella

Note · · Tucson

The Spanish Word for Conversation Pit

How effortlessly we forget the Spanish word for conversation pit.