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Thursday, 24 July 2014

keen as mustard: a rant




Around the lid of our mustard jar is this legend:

REJECT IF CENTRE BUTTON CAN BE DEPRESSED

Now, call me soft-hearted if you like, but I think that's cruel.

Word To Use Today: reject. This word comes from the Latin rēicere, to throw back, from jacere, to hurl.
 

2 comments:

  1. Poor little rejected mustard! It needs to find its inner sonsiness.

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    1. Indeed. Perhaps I should spread some on some haggis!

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