Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Family Vote

I know I've pointed one of these sites out to you before, but here's a couple more; three websites, in all, to help you make those tough decisions.


One day, after a man's annual physical, his doctor came back into the room and said, "You had a great checkup and you're in fine health! Well done. Is there anything else you'd like to ask me about?"

"Well," the man replied, "I was wondering if maybe the time was right for me to get a vasectomy."

"That's a pretty big decision," said the doctor. "Have you discussed this with your wife?"

"Actually, we discussed it with the whole family."

"Really? Well, that's a little unusual. What did you all decide?" asked the doctor.

"Well, they're in favor of it, 15-2."

[Ladyhawke's Jokes]


WORD for YOUR WEEK: Did you ever hear someone opine about something? It's from the Latin word "opinari," which means to think, to judge, to suppose something. You can see it's also the root for the word "opinion." When you opine about something, you are, essentially, expressing an opinion. The word has somehow, however, picked up a slightly negative connotation so when a writer says a character opines on a subject, that generally means that he or she is complaining.


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