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crous situation on this particular occasion.
I notice that l;Ir. Hunt, our very genial
inogul of the Lav/ndale-Shelby transportation
system, has recently purchased a very attract
ive looking bus, I am very anxious to take a
trip on it myself some of these days. IrJhile on
this subject, I am reminded of an incident that
happened several weeks ago on one of the Lawn
dale to Shelby buses. It was evidence of the
fact that the study of words is sometimes exceed
ingly intriguing. It was the rather prosaic word
” pinch'*that was responsible for a somewhat ludi-
(Some re-written - some just told - some
By - Professor M.L, Turner
new - some old)
You know the word."£inch,” in slang at least, might mean to arrest, to seize or to
take. It v;as repoi’ted that two Lawndale girls boarded the above-mentioned llr. Hunt’s
bus for Fallston. On this afternoon the bus was loaded to capacity, much to the de
light of its owner. Quite a few people were standing, among whom were tvjo of our
soldier boys. Of course the two soldiers were going on to Shelby, They learned that
the tv;o Lawndale girls to whom I have already referred were only going to Fallston.
Hence, there might be a chance to get a seat. Just before the bus stopped in Falls
ton one of the girls said to the other, '‘\Vhen the bus stops we had better get off
backwards." "V/hy," said the other girl? "Because, continued the first girl, "you see
those Uvo soldiers, don’t you? Well, I overheard one of them say to the other, "Let’s
viatch those two girls and when they got off v/e’ll pinch their seats."
I see that Hershal Hord is back with us both tonsorially and otherwise. I’m re
minded of the time when Hershal was one of our stellar basketball players here at
Piedraont. The Piedmont boys (This v;as before Piedmont girls had attained the heydey
of success on the court that has been characteristic of them for the past couple of
years) had won a hard fought game from one of our neighboring schools. The day after
the game some intellectual in the maldjig scrav/led on the bulletin board in the school
auditorium the following statement: "Hershal Hord stared throughout the game." There
is certainly an r’s difference between stared and starred. An;>’way, that was a honey
of a sentence which I shall not soon forget. I only wish that I knew the author. I
thinlc it was Fred Denton,
The chances are that you will see some word in this article that will cause
you to rate mo rather lov/ in orthography. I realize that I have no room to talk
when it comes to the art of spelling, but I have company. For several years I tried
to teach a class in physics here at Piedmont. To give you some idea of how success
ful I was in this endeavor, near the end of the year I gave a written test and one
of the students, a boy now in service, handed in his paper with the following gem
scribbled on it: "Fizix test." When it comes to the subject of physics, I shall
always rofAember "Fizix" along with "Eureka."
Believe I’ll give you a few classroom boners all of v/hich v/ere not made at
Piedmont. If you have not heard them, they are new. If you have heard them, vjcU,
"let him who is without sin," You knov; the rest.
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