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Abr 5, 2007, 1:01pm

I am astonished when a parent, having to purchase a thesaurus for their child, has no idea how to ask for it. Usually, as is the case of yesterday's customer, they sound out some garbled word hoping I will know what they need. This customer was not even close, sounded like she asked for "shelory" and when I asked the subject matter, she informed me it was like a dictionary for "cinnamons" kidding. How does one go through, say, the 6th grade and not know what a thesaurus is or how to pronounce it? Sorry for the rant.

Abr 5, 2007, 4:49pm

Big Red: (n) a brand of gum made by Wrigley Co.

cinnamon toast: (n) toast with sugar and cinnamon applied to the surface.

red-hot: (n) a small cinnamon candy. Often used a decoration on things that taste better without it.