heard from a local supermarket checker--"abstract" as "odd"

Herb Stahlke hfwstahlke at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 22 04:24:54 UTC 2012

I was checking out at a local supermarket today, and among my purchases
were some shallots and a tomatillo.  The high school girl scanning my
groceries had to look the product numbers up for both, and when she found
the tomatillo number she said, "You buy all this abstract stuff."


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