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Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Thing To Do Today: chuckle

I was planning to bring you a cheering joke or two, but having just Googled chuckle, I'm feeling a bit depressed.

The poor word is asked to do far too much. It's supposed to describe a gentle pleasure, not create jump up and down screaming hilarity all by itself 

(And what are the people screaming? Well,  look at me, mostly.)

Oh dear. 

Still, a chuckle is a lovely thing, and raising a chuckle isn't hard, really.

Have an arrange-your-dinner-in-the-shape-of-a-world-leader competition.

Watch an old lady in a supermarket being very suspicious of fruit.

Turn your socks into glove puppets and use them to act out your last school assembly.

Or, if you're desperate, you could always go on YouTube and search for pictures of cats.

Thing To Do Today: chuckle. This word was first used in the 16th century. It's probably a frequentative of chuck, from chukken, meaning to cluck.

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