November 27, 2014

Here's how to win hearts at the Thanksgiving table

Stand at the dinner table and proclaim: "Today we give thanks for the word 'squash'—an abbreviation of the Narragansett word 'asquutasquash'."

Then sit down to thunderous applause.

(Optional addition: "We also need to acknowledge the mistakes of our ancestors—for their blunders still haunt us today. [pause] I'm referring to the invention of creamed spinach.")

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