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Well, Scott, times change and so do associations. When I was born, my parents had a coal furnace and coal was associated with warmth and prosperity. Then coal became associated with acid rain, black lung disease, mercury air pollution, global warming, etc. (There are clean coal technologies, but these are rarely used.) Most recently, coal is most associated with one person, and I don’t mean Santa Claus. I personally use the “a lump of coal in your stocking” reference with a lot of my grumpy friends too, without any political reference.
The Russians may be able to help you, Rita.
Did the Sounder get a succor sucker when they lost to Toronto in the final?
Failed audition for Dancing with the Stars.
I never considered myself ugly, just not handsome in the slightest. Perhaps goofy-looking and a klutz. Ah those teenage years.
That was my wife. (groan)
And you paid cash for your purchases?
…but buying a lot fewer groceries.
Nice answer, Earl. Better than saying you could wear one that she knitted for you.
All good teachers have eyes in the back of their head.