Yes, there will be a "meet cute" moment involving spillage of some sort (soup, coffee, packages). Yes, there will be a precocious child, likely with one dead parent. Yes, there will be ice skating. Yes, there will be a misunderstanding of one type or another that delays but does not derail the happy ending. Yes, the family-owned cookie factory that employs the entire town will be saved from financial ruin. Yes, the heroine is either a) in the running for a big promotion or b)
Here are a few of my favorite entries, all beginning with the letter “K," from Word and Phrase Origins, a thoroughly delightful book published in 1997. Katydid. John Bartram, America's first great botanist, first recorded katydid in 1751 as the name of the large green insect of the locust family. The word is imitative in origin, as the chattering noise the insect makes sound like "Katydid! Katydid!" Khaki. The khaki cloth used for soldiers' warm-weather uniforms owes it nam
Why people say "I'm multi-tasking" when taken by surprise on a conference call. Everyone knows you were not doing anything work-related.You were just not paying attention. Admit it. Why people are willing to pay the high prices restaurants charge for lobster. Soak anything in butter and it tastes good. Why the daily delivery of mail seems like a small miracle. Or maybe I'm the only one who feels that way, and I'm just questioning myself.
Why anyone, ever, would say "Have