Soft Toilet Paper – Nice!

Dear Daughter

All right, let’s stay on yesterday’s very sophisticated theme of butt related stories. Soft double quilted American toilet paper makes life great! First let me share with you that when I was staying with my grandparents as a child and we have to go out in the woods to do our business, there was no toilet paper. My grandparents would literally save any newspaper or parcel paper from a package or visit to the butcher (this was almost like cardboard) and it would be torn into squares, left in a drawer, and this is what you took into the woods with you. You would rub the paper between your fingers on the way, trying to judge how uncomfortable it was going to be to complete the final task of your business in the woods! Sometimes if there appeared to be variations in the pile of paper in the drawer, you would desperately attempt to select the softest scraps. If you were lucky enough to find some soft pieces, you might hoard them somewhere safe for next time.

Even if you were lucky and spoiled enough to live in the city where you did purchase toilet paper, it is my theory that in Europe the same company that manufactured toilet paper also manufactured sandpaper and somehow the two manufacturing lines regularly got mixed up! So don’t take the soft, double quilted feeling for granted!

Still Soft City Dad

New Word of the Day: 

Assonance (noun)

  1. resemblance of sounds.
  2. Also called vowel rhyme. Prosody. rhyme in which the same vowel sounds are used with different consonants in the stressed syllables of the rhyming words, as in penitent and reticence.
  3. partial agreement or correspondence.


Previous Words of the Day: 

Pedagogy (noun)

  1. the function or work of a teacher; teaching.
  2. the art or science of teaching; education; instructional methods.

Soliloquy (noun)

  1. an utterance or discourse by a person who is talking to himself or herself or is disregardful ofor oblivious to any hearers present (often used as a device in drama to disclose acharacter’s innermost thoughts): Hamlet’s soliloquy begins with “To be or not to be.”.
  2. the act of talking while or as if alone.

Didactic (adjective)

  1. intended for instruction; instructive: didactic poetry. 
  2. inclined to teach or lecture others too much: a boring, didactic speaker.
  3. teaching or intending to teach a moral lesson.  
  4. didactics, (used with a singular verbthe art or science of teaching.

Superfluous (adjective)

  1. being more than is sufficient or required; excessive. 
  2. unnecessary or needless. 
  3. Obsolete. possessing or spending more than enough or necessary; extravagant.

Incongruous (adjective)

  1. out of keeping or place; inappropriate; unbecoming:
    an incongruous effect; incongruous behavior.
  2. not harmonious in character; inconsonant; lacking harmony of parts:
    an incongruous mixture of architectural styles.
  3. inconsistent:
    actions that were incongruous with their professed principles.

Deference  (noun):

  1. respectful submission or yielding to the judgment, opinion, will, etc., of another.
  2. respectful or courteous regard: “in deference to my dad’s wishes, I did not correct his misspelling.”

Acquiesce  (verb): to assent tacitly; submit or comply silently or without protest; agree; consent: “to acquiesce halfheartedly in a business plan.”

Magnanimous  (adjective)
  1. generous in forgiving an insult or injury; free from petty resentfulness or vindictiveness: “to be magnanimous toward one’s enemies.”
  2. high-minded; noble: “just and magnanimous ruler.”
  3. proceeding from or revealing generosity or nobility of mind, character, etc.: “magnanimous gesture of forgiveness.”

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