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The Slice: Second-graders provide a smorgasbord of knowledge

Teacher Carol Nelson got her second-graders at Hayden’s Atlas Elementary to take The Slice’s holiday culinary survey.

Here’s a sampling of the results:

What is eggnog?

“Eggnog is Christmas milk.” – Carson

“It is a type of pasta and also a type of sugar.” – Kailee

What are the three most important ingredients in fruitcake?

“Fruit, chocolate, white stuff.” – Damien

What is figgy pudding?

“It is fuzzy pudding.” – Madi

What’s the most important thing to remember when cooking a goose?

“Take the beak off.” – Tricia

“Add a little salt.” – Marc

What’s the difference between holiday cookies and regular cookies?

“Holiday cookies are in fun shapes.” – Jordan

“Regular cookies taste good.” – Julieanna

Saturday quiz: Name the six charter members of the Big Sky Conference.

The correct answer could win you a coveted reporter’s notebook.

Trend alert: Financial planners going door-to-door to drum up business.

Well, I don’t know if it’s really a trend. But one showed up on my porch this week.

Speaking of dropping the “S” (from last Sunday’s Slice): Someone trying to sell stuff to another department here at the S-R provided a sample ballpoint pen complete with the newspaper’s name printed on it. It said, “Pokesman Review.”

No sale.

But it would be fun to come up with slogans for a daily with that name.

How about “You’ll Poke Your Eye Out”?

Or “The Paper that Really Sticks it to You”?

“Nudge, Nudge – Say No More”?

Today’s Slice question: Are those family-newsletter Christmas cards in danger of becoming extinct?

Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098; e-mail pault@spokesman.com. For previous Slice columns, see www.spokesman.com/columnists. Some ghosts are actually retinal floaters.

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