1208. To expostulate fortissimo
© Bruce Goodman 28 December 2017
Irma and Desiree were having a nice cup of coffee while their two nine year old sons played outside.
Suddenly Irma went to the door and called out: “Daniel, don’t be obstreperous. You don’t have to expostulate fortissimo. They’d hear you on the moon.”
Did that get Desiree’s hackles up or what?
“No wonder he doesn’t do what he’s told. He wouldn’t understand a word. You have to speak in simple words that they can understand.”
Anyway, Irma’s son went on to win a million dollars in a Trans-Atlantic spelling contest. The other one couldn't spell sesquipedalian if you paid him.