“noun, plural oeu·vres [œ-vruh]. French.the works of a writer, painter, or the like, taken as a whole.any one of the works of a writer, painter, or the like.”—I played the pronunciation over and over, on Dictionary.com, but couldn’t get my voice to sound like the voice saying the word.
I did not know this!
I remember those days……….. a package from the grandparents was Christmas and birthday all rolled into one!!!
“Ah, it’s the old ‘zap ’em when they try to shake’ trick!”
I’m from Texas; we talk in clichés around here; but I had never heard the expression “dirt nap” until today! Thanks for the enlightenment, charliefarmrhere!
And then there was the shy boy whose mother told him be sure to compliment his “pleasingly plump” date for the dance. As he shoved her to and fro around the dance floor, sweating both from the workout and from nerves, he stammered, “B-b-b-boy! For a f-f-f-fat girl, y-y-you sure d-d-d-d-on’t sweat much!!!”
The best thing about “groaners” is passing them on once you’re through groaning!!!