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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Word High July for 28 July 2016 Word halakhak

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Today’s word is halakhak, which means a loud, uninhibited laughter.  What a big word for a big laugh.    It puts me in mind of the old story-tellers like Jerry Clower, Jim Davis, or my own father, Robert Bruce McClendon, Jr.

These guys would tell stories and, even though they had told them hundreds of times to hundreds of different people, they still managed to laugh during the telling. 

Often, it was like they amused themselves all over again in the retelling. Sometimes, the story-teller is the reason the story is funny or interesting, or both.

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  1. Sometimes, the story-teller is the reason the story is funny or interesting, or both.

    I so agree! Thank you for sharing, Davy!

    1. Thank you for stopping by. I don't know if you watched the accompanying video or not. It is a story that always used to crack my father up.

  2. Nice post David. The art and gift of story-telling is a wonderful thing. Grandparents seem to inherit the magic. I do hope it is passed on through the generations. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thanks, Davy. My father's side of the family seemed to do very well at telling the stories. I am trying to get them all written and recorded so that future generations will have them, too. I just hope I am doing justice to the stories. Many of my videos are these old stories. Some are new stories. And, our most popular ones seem to be the ones that put complicated business concepts into a form that "even a redneck can understand it." The problem is, people hate ads. Almost all of them skip the ads.

  3. That is a funny story, some people are very gullible :)

    1. It is true that people are very gullible. However, he had a way of telling something so that you could not tell if it was true or not. There is a cute, true story about him and a co-worker with his tomato plants I will tell soon.


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