Refusing to play nice

Refusing to play nice

“You sir, are drunk,” starts the famous exchange. “And you madam, are ugly,” came the reply. Winston Churchill caps off his riposte with the observation: “But tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be disgustingly ugly.”  Ahh the pleasure of having the last word. The last diabolically perfect word, understood by all involved. Less […]

Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

Once upon a time I thought I knew what I was talking about, lol.  The summer I spent in Tokyo I remember practicing my Japanese.  My botched language certainly put the “rude” in rudimentary. One day when I meant to say, “It’s not that I didn’t understand, it’s that I didn’t know,” My cousin burst out laughing […]