WORD OF THE WEEK: (In which we learn we are never too old to expand our vocabulary)
Charivari (shuh-riv-uh-ree ) shivaree if you live in the U.S.
Definition: 1) a discordant mock serenade to newlyweds, made with pans, kettles, noise-makers, horns, etc. 2) a noisy celebration.
Example: Americans are brutal when they try to pronounce foreign words. Look at Karaoke. We butcher that word. But I guess some Americans in the south took this french word and decided that they would make it their own. On a side note....I prefer throwing rice or waving sparklers to banging pans at newlyweds. Shivaree at my house Friday!!
I've always thought a newspaper columnist would be the ideal job. Every week thousands of readers would eagerly turn first to your column, excited to be informed or at least amused at the latest news. Okay so they'd read the comics first...and probably the sports page too. But 3rd place isn't so bad. So hear's my chance! And I've deluded myself that with 3 followers I am close to syndication. I'm living my Dream!!
COMMON PLAYERS IN THIS FARCE:
Catherine, Laura, Ben, Erin, Ruth, Charles, Joseph, Aurelia, Morgan, Anna (brothers and sisters)