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Like, wow!

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This is for Gina, the Official Prose Laureate of SLS Forums, who came to mind when I read this. It's a 1934 job application as a screenwriter by Robert Pirosh, who was hired and went on to write for the Marx Brothers. 

Dear Sir:

I like words. I like fat buttery words, such as ooze, turpitude, glutinous, toady. I like solemn, angular, creaky words, such as straitlaced, cantankerous, pecunious, valedictory. I like spurious, black-is-white words, such as mortician, liquidate, tonsorial, demi-monde. I like suave "V" words, such as Svengali, svelte, bravura, verve. I like crunchy, brittle, crackly words, such as splinter, grapple, jostle, crusty. I like sullen, crabbed, scowling words, such as skulk, glower, scabby, churl. I like Oh-Heavens, my-gracious, land's-sake words, such as tricksy, tucker, genteel, horrid. I like elegant, flowery words, such as estivate, peregrinate, elysium, halcyon. I like wormy, squirmy, mealy words, such as crawl, blubber, squeal, drip. I like sniggly, chuckling words, such as cowlick, gurgle, bubble and burp.

I like the word screenwriter better than copywriter, so I decided to quit my job in a New York advertising agency and try my luck in Hollywood, but before taking the plunge I went to Europe for a year of study, contemplation and horsing around. 

I have just returned and I still like words. 

May I have a few with you?

Robert Pirosh

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Holiday reading list: The Accidental City by Lawrence Powell, a history of early New Orleans; Letters of Note, a collection of interesting letters by Shaun Usher; and From Midnight to Guntown by John Hailman, a collection of stories by Federal Prosecutor John Hailman.

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Armor by John Steakley

Burleson TX
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AWS D1.3, I'm on a sheet metal kick right now.

Toledo OH
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Finishing up Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen Kind b/c a FWB told me he liked it and that I should read it! I'm anything if not obedient. It's a good little story.

San Antonio TX
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this website hired the rejects from the obamacare website thats why

Rockport MA
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I normally enjoy reading the members stories in the "Erotic Stories" section, but lately there has been nothing in the various sections to read. The sections are either completely empty, or they have a message that the stories will be available in a few minutes, which never happens..

WHAT'S UP WITH THIS, WEBBIE? Give us back our stories!

West Sacramento CA
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it doesn't matter what words are in a profile no one reads them anyway!

Sadly I haven't read much lately. Not enough hours in the day.

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Fun, theirprofile has words?? I'll have to go back and look.

I don't remember words.

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