Someone would have to do a national survey to prove it.
But a friend suggested a category in which Spokane might actually lead the nation: misspellings on reader board signs. “Maybe you could ask readers for the most egregious examples they’ve seen,” she wrote.
Could you repeat the question: “I have a two-fold question to ask before I make an investment: Do those little CLEAN/DIRTY magnets for the front of the dishwasher really work for people, and do you think it’s possible for a man to grasp the meaning of their usage? My husband asks if ‘CLEAN’ means ‘ALREADY CLEAN’ or ‘PLEASE CLEAN’.” Jane Hoye, Cheney
My dinner with Mindy: Add Jim Parrish’s family in Odessa to the list of those who eat dinner together each night at the same time with the TV off. “Except when our pot belly pig (Mindy) decides to take a walk and we all leave to track her down. This can delay dinner by a couple of hours.”
Kid stuff: When Katherine von Hagen’s 3-year-old nephew, Michael, refers to the “Wizard of Oz,” his pronunciation comes out “Lizard.”
Plan ahead: It’s important to have a personal policy on green beer.
Just wondering: Can anyone remember the last time backyard skating rinks were possible?
Coming soon: The story of Hoss the poodle and other tales of how readers’ pets got their names.
Warm-up questions: How can a Bruce Springsteen “Greatest Hits” album leave off “Rosalita”? Do you cringe when you see a baby spit out a pacifier in public and the parent picks it up off the floor and sticks it back in the kid’s mouth? What profession’s continuing education programs are the biggest joke? What’s wrong with the brains belonging to people who honk “good-bye” with their car horn as they are driving away from home at 6 o’clock in the morning?
Today’s Slice question: What pushed you over the edge and made you decide to start screening calls?
ILLUSTRATION: 2 drawings of clean/dirty magnets
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