Thursday, December 21, 2006

Now Appearing in the Same Sentence: 'Heirloom' and 'Barf'

My friend Kim sent me a link to one of the funniest news story I've ever read. Here are a few excerpts:
Let It Be Whale Vomit, Not Just Sea Junk
MONTAUK, N.Y. (Dec. 18) — In this season of strange presents from relatives, Dorothy Ferreira got a doozy the other day from her 82-year-old sister in Waterloo, Iowa. It was ugly. It weighed four pounds. There was no receipt in the box.

Inside she found what looked like a gnarled, funky candle but could actually be a huge hunk of petrified whale vomit worth as much as $18,000.

Here are a few of the phrase jewels you'll read in this story:
--"Heirloom Whale Barf'?"
--“we don’t keep a certified whale-vomit expert on staff.”
--"The Chinese called it lung sien hiang, or 'dragon’s spittle fragrance.' "

To find out what the heck is going on, go here.

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