Boner


Yes, Virginia, the earth moved today  (and it is an earth day) about 10 minutes before one. I felt the tremor while standing at the register. The terrazzo floor vibrated and the wall clock and the wall-mounted television shook for a moment lasting less than two minutes and there was a tiny sound from the two hands slapping.

Earlier Tuesday, Pedro the dishwasher and I had shaken and rattled the clean flatware in the kitchen, which was enough to create an aftershock. Even earlier today,  a novel dollar bill from the United States Treasury crossed my path: someone had added, with a ballpoint pen, the letters B and R to the face of a ONE dollar bill, so that it said Boner. You could also add and H and ST to make it Honest, an H and Y for honey or an M and  Y to make more MONEY. If you prefer a front end loader, Shone, Alone and Phone are possible. If you use a backhoe, dig up Oneida and onerous. I suppose you can get fancy with other insertions and carets and stuff, and come up with monastery and monkey and all kinds of things one right after the other.

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