Here’s one for you.  I bet it is not a household word:

A zeugma is a literary term for using one word to modify two other words, in two different ways. An example of a zeugma is, “She broke his car and his heart.”

I want to thank my friend Carol Halstead for confounding me.  Cheers

May I Feel, Said He

People think of ee cummings as avant garde and incomprehensible and avoid him like the plague.  Well, sometimes he is.  But he is also one of the great romantics and very funny.  Try this one and see if you perhaps can understand it.  Hugs

may i feel said he
by e e cummings

may i feel said he

(i’ll squeal said she

just once said he)

it’s fun said she

(may i touch said he

how much said she

a lot said he)

why not said she

(let’s go said he

not too far said she

what’s too far said he

where you are said she)

may i stay said he

(which way said she

like this said he

if you kiss said she

may i move said he

is it love said she)

if you’re willing said he

(but you’re killing said she

but it’s life said he

but your wife said she

now said he)

ow said she

(tiptop said he

don’t stop said she

oh no said he)

go slow said she

(cccome?said he

ummm said she)

you’re divine!said he

(you are Mine said she)



Here’s a word I bet you don’t know:


To step or go.

The root of digression, transgression, aggression and regression.

I thought that would make you gruntled.  Nope, unfotunately, not the opposite of disgruntled, but one can hope.

The New Golf Rules for Older Golfers


For older golfers like me:

A friend told me about these new rules changes. Finally some changes we can live with. I don’t think I’ve read about them in Golf Digest yet so all you Seniors take notes and pass on this information to your playing friends.

New Rules Changes from the USGA: The AARP has negotiated with the USGA to modify the Rules of Golf for seniors.

Rule 1.a.5

A ball sliced or hooked into the rough shall be lifted and placed on the
fairway at a point equal to the distance it carried or rolled into the
rough with no penalty. The senior should not be penalized for tall grass
which grounds keepers failed to mow.

Rule 2.d.6 (b)

A ball hitting a tree shall be deemed not to have hit the tree. This is
simply bad luck and luck has no place in a scientific game. The senior 
player must estimate the distance the ball would have traveled if it
had not hit the tree and play the ball from there.

Rule 3.b.3(g)

There shall be no such thing as a lost ball. The missing ball is on or
near the course and will eventually be found and pocketed by someone else, making it a stolen ball. The player is not to compound the crime by charging himself/herself with a penalty.

Rule 4.c.7(h)

If a putt passes over a hole without dropping, it is deemed to have
dropped. The law of gravity supersedes the Rules of Golf.

Rule 5.

Putts that stop close enough to the cup that they could be
blown in, may be blown in. This does not apply to balls more than three
inches from the hole. No one wants to make a travesty of the game.

Rule 6.a.9(k)

There is no penalty for so-called “out of bounds.” If 
penny-pinching golf course owners bought sufficient land, this would
not occur. The senior golfer deserves an apology, not a penalty.

Rule 7.g.15(z)

There is no penalty for a ball in a water hazard, as golf balls
 should float. Senior golfers should not be penalized for manufacturers shortcomings.

Rule 8.k.9(s)

Advertisements claim that golf scores can be improved by purchasing
 new golf equipment. Since this is financially difficult for many senior golfers, one-half stroke per hole may be subtracted for using old equipment.