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Stress and Strain: Twin Words

I was straining under the stress. Maybe puzzling out some word origins would help me relax and get a good night’s sleep before meeting Bugsy Beetlebaum in the morning. My techie friends, the engineers and physicists, like to distinguish between … Continue reading

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Stress and Distress

“Say the worrrrd I’m thinking of. Have you hearrrrd –“ My phone. I must have nodded off. “Lexie Kahn, Word Snooper,” I answered. A voice like an engine in need of a tune-up grunted, “Bugsy Beetlebaum. Murder is my business. … Continue reading

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Nothing Distressing About De-stressing

“Well, Ms. Kahn, that concludes our business,” Ms. Khan said, extending her hand. “I’m sure my employer will be happy with your temp- job. May we call on you again if need be?” “You’ve got my number.” That was some … Continue reading

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