My friend Pat passed the following on this morning. It struck me as quite wonderful.
Dad does “interesting vocabulary” notes. When they get big enough, he mails them to a list of people that have expressed interest. On the latest list: Verfuscht: [From the German verfuschen, “bungle,botch, make a mess of one’s life.”] ((fair-PFOOSHT)) Dad’s commentary: Say this aloud three times when you are blue and you will absolutely begin to feel better. Say it aloud after three beers and all our problems will go away.