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Ole Miss

 

The Swede in Mississippi

 

One of our country's prominent collegiate football teams is the University of Mississippi…always called "Ole Miss".  The school's website is also "www.olemiss.edu".

 

This gives me a chuckle as a Scandinavian kid.  "Ole" has always been the name of a Swedish relative, usually an uncle. It's pronounced "Oh-lee". I had a Swedish uncle, a boatbuilder, named Ole.

 

Shouldn't the Mississippi school call itself "Ol' Miss"…using an apostrophe to replace the understood letter "d"…vis a vis "Old Mississippi"?

 

I think there's a Swede in Mississippi; and his name is Ole!

 

 
 
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Major “Duh!”

 

Why do we watch and listen to these guys?

 

Today's major "Duh" is the college football commentator who said about one of the teams, "Their key to winning is scoring when they get the football."

 

That bit of insightful analysis should have a place in "Ripley's Believe It or Not"!

 
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“real ingredients”

 

What an absurd claim!

 

Have you seen the television commercials for supermarket food products that claim to be made with "real ingredients"? 

 

The absurdity…all ingredients are "real ingredients." Even the chemical stabilizers, thickeners, preservatives, and colors.  Any ingredient that hasn't lived or been grown on a farm is still real. Formulation of an ingredient in some laboratory doesn't make it UNreal. It is what it is. It's real SOMETHING.

 

 
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