News Headline: “National Spelling Bee winning word: ‘knaidel.’ ”
QT put the winning words from the most recent five years though its spell-checker.
The spell-checker failed on all five: “Laodicean,” ”stromuhr,” “cymotrichous,” “guetapens” and “knaidel.”
Never miss an opportunity to humiliate your computer.
From Zay Smith.....
(An employee giving out free olive samples at the grocery store.)
Employee: “Hey, you should try some too, they’re really good!”
My Stepfather: “I don’t really like olives, but thanks.”
Employee: “But they are different! They’re cured in oil instead of brine, and have oregano on them to give them a really nice flavour.”
(The employee continues to wax-poetic about the olives until my Stepfather finally agrees to try a small one.)
My Stepfather: “Hey, that’s pretty good. Did you Jedi mind trick me or something?”
Employee: *blank stare*
Me: “These are not the droids you’re looking for?” *hand motion*
Employee: *continues to stare blankly*
(Another employee, Employee #2, who is stocking shelves behind us
and has heard the exchange is nearly on the floor laughing. As we walk
away, we hear her trying to explain things to Employee #1…)
Employee #2: “Okay, so there is this movie called Star Wars…”
And now I want some of them..... Canada, you say?