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Their future looks bright

Peter decided to share with Jane the good news, however he wanted her not to disseminate this information with spurious friends. He just could not defer any more to send his rejoinder to the bank. He scurried to the kitchen, when Jane was trying to preclude Adam, their youngest son, from eating row rice. He stopped at the threshold, staring at his wife and child with inherent happiness and said:

'From now nothing will preclude us from buying this big house when roads bifurcate'.

His wife accosted him and asked: 'You are not going to squander the second chance and you will accede to the bank's offer to come to the office as next president, are you?'

'Well, according to our reciprocal agreement I am starting next Monday', retorted Peter.'

Glossary
inherent, squander, preclude, bifurcate, disseminate, defer, reciprocal, rejoinder, scurry, spurious, threshold, accost

Do you have the gall to go comando?

Peter called for Jane and read this tricky title out loud asking whether she understood it or not. She answered that it had to be American slang as she could not get the hang of it and receded to her den. I knew she would spend a while there, for she did that many a time when she needed to impair my endearments to our American cronies.

Before long she stormed into my garret and answered with ribald grim: 'I do have guts to show myself on the streets in the buff!'.
'In winter?', I inquired surprised by her militant attitude more than the fact that my beloved wife was going to show her beauty to everyone.  

'Er, maybe next one,' she retorted and gone in her study anew.

What with my spurious imagination I was sure she would dig up all dictionaries available to find her funny answers whereas she used to give a bell to her American friend, and a specialist at English language. For a friend of her's knowledge borrowed via the phone she had always subdued me in a…

Time to relax :)

What about having some fun while watching videos and listening to the lyrics? My friend sent me a few links to Youtube videos a couple of days ago, and I was astounded by the singer, music, lyrics and humour embedded in his songs. There are plenty of Tom Lehrer songs on Youtube, I highly recommend them to all students of English and lovers of satirical songs.




Lyrics | Tom Lehrer - The vatican rag lyrics


Thomas Andrew "Tom" Lehrer (born April 9, 1928) is an Americansinger-songwriter, satirist, pianist, and mathematician. He has lectured on mathematics and musical theater. Lehrer is best known for the pithy, humorous songs he recorded in the 1950s and 1960s.
His work often parodies popular song forms, such as in "The Elements", where he sets the names of the chemical elements to the tune of the "Major-General's Song" from Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance. Lehrer's earlier work typically dealt with non-topical subject matter and was noted…