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From (St. Paul Pioneer Press) Bulletin Board, August 23 and 26, 2004

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CAUTION! Words at Play!

Poet X of PDX: 

"For years now, I've enjoyed the highfalutin pleasure of playing backgammon and other games with folks around the world at itsyour turn.com. (Apostrophe Redistribution personnel can relax, as I have, it being a domain name.)

"The site has recently introduced a variation of Scrabble, a game of which I'm playing with a woman in Duluth who used the unfamiliar word 'colza.' I challenged myself to use it in a sentence: 'It's colza witch's mammary gland in Duluth in January.'

"How'd I do?"

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CAUTION! Words at Play!

Writes Poet X of PDX: "Eclectic piano bluesman, the 

under-appreciated Dr. John has a new CD out, 'N'Awlinz: Dis Dat or d'Udda' (with eclectic guests, including Willie Nelson, Randy Newman, B.B. King and Mavis Staple). The usual booklet contains the credits for each song, after which the good Dr. includes a brief comment in a funk-Creole style.

"His description of the first song on the CD starts: 'This song recollectifies the four corners of the earth.'

"A few more snippets: 'Eddie Bo adds the monkifiedness,' 'Leroy's delicato fonk,' 'and dere it t-i-is.' "

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