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Top 10 things not to say at Walmart

October 6, 2022 SST

By Torry Stiles 10. “Grab an electric cart! We’re having a jousting tournament in the Garden Department!” 9. “I just scanned two cartloads of groceries. I think I should get an employee discount.” 8.  “I […]

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A creepy case of onomatopoeia

October 6, 2022 SST

By Curtis Honeycutt Most people know what onomatopoeia is, but I’d bet most of them couldn’t spell it! Just ask me. Onomatopoeia, of course, is the naming of a thing based on the sound it […]

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Top 10 signs that things are getting rough

September 29, 2022 SST

By Torry Stiles 10.  Every other car on the block was broken into but they left $20 on your driver’s seat. 9. Your dog has been wandering over to the neighbor’s house for dinner. 8. You […]

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The dawn of the zombie nouns

September 22, 2022 SST

By Curtis Honeycutt Is it too early to talk about zombies? Halloween is still about a month away, but Home Depot is selling creepy inflatable lawn creatures. In addition, Starbucks has its pumpkin spice latte […]

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Top 10 things I learned repossessing cars

September 15, 2022 SST

By Torry Stiles (Dear readers – I have held a variety of jobs over the years. I’ve been a newspaper writer, a racing announcer, truck driver, bathtub maker and several other positions. One of my more […]

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The words of the future are here

September 15, 2022 SST

By Curtis Honeycutt After many months of me complaining to Merriam-Webster’s “Contact Us” page, the savvy Merry Webbers have added 370 new words to the dictionary. Whether you love the new words or hate them, […]

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Top 10 bad executive decisions

September 8, 2022 SST

By Torry Stiles 10. “The Chinese scientists say it’s a couple of bats with sniffles. We can’t keep folks out for that. How would it look?” 9. “Looks like we’ll have to institute rolling blackouts […]

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Smells like teen fake news

September 8, 2022 SST

By Curtis Honeycutt In November 1992, the Seattle grunge music scene was exploding in its popularity. While the angsty grunge fans were rocking in their flannel shirts, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was penning hits including […]